Member of Parliament for Asawase Constituency, Hon Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak
The Member of Parliament for Asawase Constituency, Hon Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak says banning tricycle operators in the Kumasi Metropolis of the Ashanti Region will be a serious National security threat.
The MP has observed that, there are hundreds of youth who have been engaging in the tricycle business and so banning them outright from the Central Business District of Kumasi will render them jobless.
“Youth unemployment is already a security threat; fortunately the tricycle business has kept most of these youth active preventing them from engaging in social vices”.
The MP was speaking on the Kumasi based OTEC 102.9 FM’s afternoon political show Dwabrem on Thursday August 10, 2023, hosted by Prince Nii Ade (DOK Cash).
The KMA as part of efforts to congest Kumasi City has ban the operations of tricycle activities in parts of the city.
Controversies surrounding the restriction of Pragyia riders in Kumasi appear to be far from over as Hundreds of pragyia operators have vowed to embark on continuous demonstrations against the assembly.
Meanwhile Hon Muntaka has emphasized that the emerging restriction should be a win-win situation and not a lopsided one, which appears to favour one side
He noted that, the tricycle serves as a means of employment to a number of people including university graduates who would have otherwise have nothing to do.
Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Jacob Agyenim Boateng