Ban On Waste Tricycles On Major Streets, Highways To Take Effect By Mid Year
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, has assured of the ban on waste tricycles also known as Aboboyaa on major streets and highways will also take effect by the June 2022 after the construction of waste transfer sites in parts of Accra. Already, the ban on the movement of tricycles on the Accra-Tema Motorway, in
particular, is in force. The Minister expressed optimism that the construction of waste transfer sites in various Metropolitan, Municipal, and all the District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the capital will be completed by the end of June 2022. According to the Minister, the successful completion of the transfer sites would facilitate a total ban on the use of waste tricycles on principal streets
and the highways in Accra. The Minister also gave the assurance during an interaction with the media too. We have engaged assemblies and a waste management company is assisting us in constructing a transfer site to also move the ‘Aboboyaa’ [waste tricycles] off the principal streets. We hope by the end of March 2, 2022, a few of them will come off, and by midyear, all of them will be ready.