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General News of Thursday, 18 January 2018

Source: otecfmghana.com

KMA to impound vehicles who load at unapproved locations in the city

The identifiable vehicles will be given special stickers to allow entry into their BD areas The identifiable vehicles will be given special stickers to allow entry into their BD areas

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) and the Transport Unions have resolved to impound vehicles that operate from undesignated locations in Kumasi for three weeks, effective Thursday, January 18, 2018, an exercise aimed to ease heavy vehicular and human congestion in the Central Business District (CBD).

Transport Unions who allow their members to operate from unapproved locations will also have their licenses revoked, according to the Assembly bye-laws, to bring sanity on the roads.

These were contained in a release signed by the KMA Public Relations Officer (PRO) Godwin Okuma Nyame, on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

KMA, in November 2017, started relocating traders and drivers in the Central Business District of Adum, Kejetia, Pampaso, S.A.T and Dr. Mensah to Race Course and Abinkyi markets, to decongest the CDB of human and traffic movements.

In a joint meeting of KMA, the Ghana Police Service and twenty-four Transport Unions operating in the Metropolis, on Wednesday January 17, at the premises of KMA, it was agreed that “any commercial driver found loading at unapproved locations in CBD will have his vehicle impounded and the offending driver prosecuted.”

To ensure a smooth operation and enforcement of the law, a Seven Member Committee from the twenty-four Transport Unions, have been added to the KMA Taskforce so that the operations will be successful.

On the issue of intra-city transport operations (trotro), the KMA in collaboration with the Unions, have made provisions at specific joints at the CBD for them to operate there in a regulated.

The identifiable vehicles will be given special stickers to allow entry into their respective BD areas.

These unions are expected to sign an undertaking to allow only two (2) vehicles to load from the approved loading point at a time, and those who will flout the undertaking will also face the appropriate sanctions.

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