The Greater Accra Regional Co-ordinating Council (GARCC) has restricted the activities of tricycle operators within the Central Business District (CBD) in an effort to mitigate traffic congestion and restore orderliness to the streets of Accra.
The Council has also banned the use of party paraphernalia during festivals in the region. The decision was taken after a meeting on Monday, August 14.
The decision to limit the operations of tricycle operators popularly known as ‘Pragya’ comes in response to growing concerns over the persistent traffic congestion and disorderly scenes that have been exacerbated by the indiscriminate parking and disregard for traffic regulations often exhibited by these operators.
Restrictions have been placed in areas such as the Central Business Districts (CBD) of Accra Metropolitan, Krowor, Korle Klottey, Tema Metropolitan, La Dade Kotopon, La Nkwantanang Madina, Ayawaso East, Ayawaso West, Ayawaso Central, Ayawaso North, Ledzokuku, Okaikwei North and Adentan Municipal, in hopes of restoring peace and order.
A statement signed by the regional minister, Henry Quartey urged all “Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives and their Presiding Members to ensure that all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) sensitize the public and subsequently pass a bye-law to promote the implementation of the resolutions.”