No ‘aboboyaa’ on highways from Nov. 1

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Tricycles, often known as “aboboyaa,” will be prohibited from operating on highways and key roads in the Greater Accra Region, including the Accra-Tema Motorway, beginning November 1.

Mr Henry Quartey, Greater Accra Regional Minister, who announced the decision during the inauguration of Operation Clean Your Frontage in Accra last Friday, said the restriction on tricycles plying the Accra-Tema Motorway, however, went into effect immediately.

The tricycles, he claimed, will be limited to registered metropolitan, municipal, and district assemblies (MMDAs).

The regional minister noted that after the assemblies create public awareness, a one-week grace period would be granted.

The policy, according to Mr Quartey, is part of the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council’s (GARCC) efforts to guarantee road safety.

The GARCC was working with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) to establish zonal registration centers in the assemblies to register all tricycles operating in the region.