Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey has announced that the ban on tricycles, widely known as ‘aboboyaa’ on Accra Highways, is expected to take effect from November 1, 2021, with major place of concern for the exercise to begin is the Tema Motorway.
According to him, this action will aid get rid of tricycle operators from the Highways that forms part of the ‘Let’s make Accra work Agenda.’
“So, effective 1 November, tricycles cannot and will not be allowed to ride on the motorway. So, after the 90 days period, they will be restricted to their respective assemblies rather than on the principal streets… effective 1 November as for the Tema Motorway they cannot ride on it, they can continue their business in other areas,” he said when speaking on Accra-based Asaase FM on Friday.
He revealed that the government will spare riders, a one-week grace period which would be given after the creation of public awareness by the assemblies.
Mr Quartey pointed that he has had series of meetings with the heads of the tricycle operators, adding that the operators’ leadership is informed of the new order.
He said the ban of “aboboyaa” on the principal streets is to benefit the tricycle operators in the country.
He also stated that the ban of tricycle users from the highway is to ensure the compliance and enforcement of the Road Traffic Regulations, 2012 (LI 2180).
The bye-law, according to the Regional Minister, will ensure road regulations for motorbike riders are enforced to address the issue of abandoned vehicles on the streets.