Nine tricycle operators have been granted bail after they were arrested on Tuesday during a confrontation with City guards from the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly in the Ashanti Region.
The tricycle operators opposed a directive to restrict their movement in parts of the Central Business District despite months of engagement with officials of the Assembly.
The Assembly argued that the directive was aimed at addressing congestion in the city and also curbing crashes attributed to the growing number of tricycles in the city.
The Head of the Transport Department at the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Randy Wilson tells Citi News the Assembly remains resolute in implementing the directive.
“The tricycle situation is gradually becoming like what we have had with the taxis and the trotros where they want to operate from any available space and if we are to allow that to go on, our city will crash within the next four to five years and so it is necessary to start from somewhere which is to restrict them from the Central Business District and that will take congestion and crashes away, and we will move to the taxis and the trotros too within the city.”