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ONMA To Stop Tricycles On Major Streets in Municipality

The Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly (ONMA) is considering the option of stopping tricycle drivers from plying the George Walker Bush Highway (N1) and other majority streets in the Municipality.

This, the Assembly notes, would go a long way to help reduce the rate of road accidents their activities cause in the Municipality.

“The upsurge of road accidents caused by tricycles popularly called “Aboboyaa” whose activities on waste collection and subsequently conveying it to the dump sites or final disposal sites needs to be regulated”.

Speaking at the General Assembly meeting of ONMA, the Municipal Chief Executive, Boye Laryea further disclosed that the Assembly also intends to register all “Aboboyaas” in the Municipality.

The move he said would enable the Environmental Health Department of the Assembly to properly control their operations within the Municipality.

Mr. Laryea said that the Assembly is ready to implement the bye laws on “Operation Clean Your Frontage” as passed by the Assembly Members pending the launch of the program by the Greater Accra Regional Minister on August 24, 2021.

The Okaikwei North MCE explained that after the launch, the Assembly would not allow auto mechanics (Fitters) along the streets insisting that “those who will flout the law would be dealt with according to law.“

Honourable Laryea indicated that the Environmental Health Unit and the organizers of the third anniversary of the Assembly have recommended a monthly clean up exercise beginning August 28, 2021.

He urged the House to join hands with the government in its fight against COVID-19 as the figures surge.

“I am urging all Assembly Members to intensify the sensitization on the COVID-19 protocols in their various communities. Also honorable members should be examples to their communities by observing the protocols at all times.”

Mrs. Theresa Lardi Awuni, the Member of Parliament for Okaikwei North, in a brief remark urged the House to join hands with her to develop the Constituency.

She stressed that that should be done devoid of partisan sentiments, indicating that she is ready to attend all meetings when notified.

Mrs Awuni assured the House that her doors are opened to all kinds of ideas from the Members.

Present at the meeting was the Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Francis Kweku Asiedu. Honourable Odai Abdullai, the Presiding Member of the Assembly and Heads of Departments.

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