From June 15, 2023, to a later date that has not yet been specified, the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has postponed the day when tricycle riders would no longer be permitted to operate within the CBD.
In an effort to reduce traffic in the central business area, the KMA gave notice that it will prohibit tricycle riders from operating within the CBD.
Henrietta Afia Konadu Aboagye, the KMA’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), said that the delay was required owing to continuing efforts to raise awareness of the order in an interview with Citi News.
The order restricts their ability to move around the CBD, not prohibits it. So, on May 9, we had a meeting with company executives to inform them of the move’s intention to ease CBD congestion. To talk with their members, they requested some time.
“We realised that the education required a little more time, therefore the directive, which was supposed to go into force on the 15th, cannot go into action. Sensitization is still something that we are working on, she added.
The KMA PRO also stated that the MTTD and the assembly’s transport department will be on hand at various checkpoints to execute the mandate.
“The disobedient individuals who attempt to enter the CBD will have their automobiles seized and sent to the Central Police Station or the assembly’s towing location, where they will be fined,” she continued.