Task forces have mounted upon an exercise to make sure an end is put to the running of tricycles known as “aboboyaa” on the Motorway.
A combined task force from the Tema Metropolitan and the Tema West Municipal assemblies in the Greater Accra Region have begun an exercise to arrest and prosecute operators of motorized tricycles, popularly known as ‘Aboboyaa’, for flouting regulations restricting them from plying the Accra-Tema Motorway.
The task force, jointly led by the chief executives of the two assemblies, Mr. Yohanes Amarh Ashitey and Ms. Adukwei Addo, respectively, accompanied by some policemen and city guards, mounted checkpoints along the Tema West and the Tema stretch of the motorway yesterday, where offending operators were stopped and their tricycles towed to the police station for further processing.
As of 11 a.m. yesterday, eight motorized tricycles had been confiscated.Some of the offending riders were conveying bags of sachet water for delivery to clients in their tricycles, while others were loaded with iron rods heading to building sites.
Speaking to journalists, the Metropolitan Chief Executive for Tema, Mr. Ashitey, said riding the tricycles, especially on the Tema Motorway, was a major nuisance on the expressway, hence the directive from the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council (GARCC) to halt the practice.