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.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Ghana Armed Forces GAF announces date for 2017/18 recruitment screeningbullet
2 Fraud Three Ghanaians arrested over £5million romance fraudbullet
3 Adult Content We will continue showing porn on TV - Ice TVbullet
4 Freemasonry Here are prominent Ghanaians who are also freemasonsbullet
5 Ghana Police Service IGP reshuffles top officersbullet
6 Sex Workers Chinese prostitutes invade Wassa Akropong; charge...bullet
7 Confession This is the real story behind Atta Ayi's arrestbullet
8 Volta Region FDA says Kpando residents knew consuming...bullet
9 Accra vs Kumasi 6 pictures that perfectly capture the...bullet
10 Petition Palmer-Buckle, other Ga Dangme elites want...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Four suspects arrested for Captain Mahama's deathbullet
2 Video Police officer attacked at Flagstaff Housebullet
3 Watch Video I lick my wife before going to preach - Kumchacha confessesbullet

News