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KMA vows to ban tricycle operators from entering Central Business District of Kumasi despite resistance

The Head of Transport Department at the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Mr Randy Wilson, says the assembly will not bow out on their decision to ban tricycle operators from entering the Central Business District of Kumasi.

According to him, the assembly will continue to strictly enforce the ban on tricycle riders to achieve its aim of easing vehicular congestion in the Kumasi City.

Mr Wilson in an interview with OTEC Captain Koda, host of the Kumasi based OTEC 102.9 FM’s morning show “Nyansapo ” on Thursday August 3, 2023, reiterated KMA’s commitment to ensuring transport regulations in the city are adhered to by all drivers.

“We have the support our leaders and security agencies in the city, and what we are doing is within the corridors of the law, so we will continue to enforce the laws without fear or favour”

His comment follows pockets of demonstration by some tricycle operators in the Kumasi City.

The operators on Wednesday August 2, 2023 blocked some roads in the Kumasi City to mark their displeasure over the ban.

They argued that, enforcement of the will cut them off their business as most of their customers work within the central business district.

But Mr Randy Wilson has also emphasized that, the ban which cam m into force on July 27, this year is part of efforts to address traffic congestion and enhance pedestrian safety in the bustling area.

He added that the security personnel deployed to enforce the directive will not hesitate to arrest any tricycle operator who wills flout the law.

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Jacob Agyenim Boateng

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