Protest Tamale drivers demonstrate over 'Mahama Camboo'

The drivers complain the activities of these tricycles, popularly referred to as 'Mahama Camboo' was affecting their business.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Taxi and trotro drivers in the Tamale Metropolis in the Northern Region on Tuesday embarked on a protest over the influx of tricycles being used as taxis.

The drivers complain the activities of these tricycles, popularly referred to as 'Mahama Camboo' was affecting their business.

Commuters have therefore been left stranded in various locations as drivers have abandoned their vehicles to hit the streets at the development.

The drivers have argued that the use of tricycles as passenger vehicles is illegal.

They have therefore petitioned the office of the Northern Regional Minister,  the Driver, Vehicle and Licensing Authority and the Road Safety Commission to intervene.

The aggrieved drivers noted that they would only go back to work if appropriate authorities involved stepped in.
They have further threatened to go to court should the practice continue.

In April 2015, a total of 120 of such tricycles were distributed to young people in the Upper East and Northern regions by MASLOC, a microfinance body.

However, concerns were raised about the safety of such tricycles.

The Brong Ahafo Regional Road Safety Commission early last month condemned the use of the tricycles as taxis within the region, adding that such activities contravene the road traffic regulation, LI 21/80, regulation 128.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 GAF Ghana Armed Forces opens 2017/2018 recruitmentbullet
2 In Uganda Woman 37, has 38 childrenbullet
3 In Upper East Police woman commits suicidebullet
4 Illegal Mining I will pull down my pulpit and do galamsey if... - ...bullet
5 Galamsey in Ghana Minister sacks nine mine inspectorsbullet
6 Galamsey Ghana's cocoa risks being banned on the international...bullet
7 Coconut Grove Fire April has been one of the most difficult...bullet
8 Security Ghana Armed Forces resumes 2017 recruitment exercisebullet
9 Husband Wahala Many young ladies waste their beauty on...bullet
10 Made in Ghana Okyenhene purchases customised Kantanka SUVbullet

Top Videos

1 Watch Stop taking collection in churches -TB Joshua to Pastorsbullet
2 TRAGEDY Fire guts Coconut Grove Hotelbullet
3 Nigerians stop deportation of chained compatriot in KLM flightbullet
4 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his...bullet
5 Prophecy I predicted Kintampo accident - Prophetbullet
6 Ghana@60 Agya Koo embarrassed Ghana at Independence Day -...bullet
7 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more tank...bullet
8 Health Alert Fufu is killing Africans - Mensah Otabilbullet
9 Vitiligo Enam Honya - is challenging what you think...bullet
10 Woyome Judgement Debt Kweku Baako dances over Amidu's winbullet

News