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Enough of your nuisance – Cape Coast Metro Security Council warns

Tricycle “pragya” riders have been ordered by the Cape Coast Metropolitan Security Council to stay off the roads in the metropolis after 5pm. They can also only hit the road in the morning after 6am.

These are part of measures put in place by the Council to check the growing indiscipline and recklessness of the riders in the metropolis.

The Council, in a statement, announced a ban of people aged below 25 years from riding a tricycle in the metropolitan area.

This comes amid heightened concern about the spate of road crashes caused by the ‘pragya’ riders. The riders have been ignoring road traffic regulations – they would often ride on the shoulder of the road and go pass vehicles on the wrong side, thereby endangering the safety of other road users.

The Metropolitan Security Council said the metropolis had had enough of the nuisance of the tricycle riders and would no longer allow that to continue to risk the lives of the people.

The Council warned of the arrest of unregistered tricycles.

It also signaled that open defecation – free range would not be tolerated. Offenders would be made to face appropriate punishment.

Relatedly, traders at the Akatsi market, one of the biggest markets in the Volta region, have appealed to the Akatsi South Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) to move quickly to check the unruly activities of tricycle riders ‘aboboyaa’ in the area.

The traders accused the riders of being reckless and inconsiderate.

This was when the Akatsi South Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr. Martin Kofitsey Nyahe, visited the market to engage with the traders and learn at first hand the challenges they had been facing and how to deal with these by the municipal assembly.

The other concerns of the traders included the poor drainage system, resulting in the market getting flooded any time there was a rainfall in the area, huge pile of uncollected refuse and the bad state of the toilets. They also complained of lack of security – constant thefts at the market.

The MCE gave the assurance that the municipal assembly would do everything to make sure that there was adequate security at the market to prevent the stealing of goods of the traders.

The assembly was also going to ensure that there was improved sanitation at the market.

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