The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has threatened to prosecute recalcitrant drivers who will flout its directives to relocate them to their newly-designated terminals.
A decision has been taken for all 24 transport unions, operating in the metropolis, to quickly relocate to their designated terminals.
Any commercial driver who would be found loading at an unapproved location in the Central Business District would have his vehicle impounded and the offending driver prosecuted according to city mayor Osei Assibey Antwi.
Briefing the media during a joint meeting between the assembly and the Transport Unions Osei Assibey Antwi said every intra-city commuter vehicle (Trotros) permitted to undertake on street stations must have the name of the transport union it belongs to, conspicuously embossed on the vehicle and the destination board displaced.
According to him, loading of passengers at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Santasi and Suame Roundabout is strictly prohibited and that drivers who disobey the directive wouldn’t go unpunished.
He added that on the issue of intra-city transport operations (Trotro), the KMA in collaboration with the unions, have made provisions at specific joints at the Kumasi Central Business District for commuting drivers to operate in a more regulated fashion.
”During the assembly meeting with all the 24 transport unions in the metropolis, we have come to conclusion that all vehicles assigned to designated terminal or loading points should conduct their business solely at these terminals or loading points. Not more than four vehicles (Trotros) should be allowed on the street, in the name of one street station on any occasion to load passengers”.
”All eligible vehicles for on street parking should be held off the street and only move in to pick passengers in turns” he warns