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GARCC prohibits the operation of pragyia and aboboyaa in Accra, Tema

The Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council (GARCC) has expressed concern about the unregulated activities of freight tricycles (aboboyaa) and rickshaws (pragyia) within the Central Business District (CBD) and major streets of Accra.

The GARCC noted that this situation has led to severe traffic congestion, disorderly parking, and violations of traffic regulations. Consequently, there is a need to impose regulations on the movement of these vehicles to create a conducive environment for businesses and ensure the convenience of travelers.

During its meeting on August 14, 2023, the GARCC decided to implement measures to control the movement of these vehicles within specific areas. The new restrictions will apply to the CBD of various municipalities and districts, including Accra Metropolitan, Krowor, Korle Klottey, Tema Metropolitan, La Dade Kotopon, La Nkwantanang Madina, Ayawaso East, Ayawaso West, Ayawaso Central, Ayawaso North, Ledzokuku, Okaikwei North, and Adentan Municipal.

In addition, the GARCC reinforced the prohibition of aboboyaa on the motorway and major streets across the Greater Accra region.

Furthermore, the council introduced a ban on the use of party-related materials during festivals in the region. This includes restrictions on hoisting flags and wearing party attire during such events.

To ensure the effective implementation of these resolutions, the GARCC directed Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives, along with their Presiding Members, to raise public awareness and subsequently pass by-laws in their respective areas to enforce the new regulations.


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