AIP Côte d’Ivoire-AIP/ Législatives 2021 : Une campagne sous le signe de la solidarité pour le candidat RHDP de Divo commune AIP Côte-d’Ivoire-AIP/ Une mission de paix du ministère de l’Intérieur à Bongouanou AIP Côte d’Ivoire-AI/ Législatives 2021: Bictogo lance la campagne des candidats RHDP de Bouaké GNA Auto electrician jailed for stealing GNA Managers of PWDs debunk alleged misappropriation of funds GNA Bibiani MCE distributes PPEs to traders AIP Côte d’Ivoire- AIP/ Législative 2021 : Le député sortant relève la nécessité pour le RHDP de conserver le poste de Ouragahio AIP Côte d’Ivoire-AIP/ Les comités de veille de la cohésion sociale proposent un pacte de non-agression entre communautés du Gôh AIP Côte d’Ivoire-AIP/ Législatives 2021: La candidate de EDS appelle à un vote utile à Aboisso sous-préfecture AIP Côte d’Ivoire AIP/ Législatives 2021: La liste RHDP de Grand-Bassam officiellement présentée aux populations

Garu residents decry spate of accidents involving Tri-cycles

  6 Février      13        Société (29285),


By Roseline Awini, GNA

Garu (U/E), Feb. 6, GNA – Some residents of Garu in the Upper East Region have decried the spate of accidents caused by Tri-cycles, popularly called ‘motor king’ and called for the proper regulation of the riders who are mostly teenage boys.
They said the boys were inexperienced and rode recklessly.
Mr Christian Alalba a resident and teacher by profession confirmed the situation to the Ghana News Agency in an interview and said the services of ‘motor king’ caused more harm than good.
He said the large number of people conveyed at a time, in the buckets of the cycles, coupled with careless riding often caused them to fall over especially when negotiating a bend.
He said the ‘motor king’ commonly served rural communities especially during times of emergencies and was considered the cheapest means of transport to travel on by traders who use them to go to nearby markets on market days.
Mr Gilbert Abangiba, a nurse and victim of one of such accidents, described the riders as reckless boys who caused needless deaths.
He said most of the cycles had no reflectors and had poor lighting systems at night.
He said with the upsurge of COVID- 19 and the high number of people found on each motor king and non-adherence to wearing of nose masks endangered many lives.
He, therefore, appealed to the Motor Traffic and Transport Union (MTTU) to regulate the riders and monitor the number of people or quantity of load they take to reduce the accidents.
Police Inspector Ernest Quarm of the Bawku Police command said even though many of the accidents were not reported to the Police, January 2021 recorded five.
He said riders and the general public had been sensitized on speeding but they remained adamant, “we do conduct unannounced operations to arrest speeding drivers and those who overload passengers”.

Dans la même catégorie