KMA gives final warning to illegal loading and off loading of vehicles; offenders to pay ghc1K spot fine

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly KMA has warned that, transport operators who will be apprehended for loading at unauthorized stations will pay a fine of GHS 1000.

The Assembly has observed that, it will deploy task force beginning Monday August 27, 2023, to implement the second phase of their transport re-organisation exercise where drivers who goes contrary to the laws will be arrested and punished.

Notable among the unauthorized areas according to KMA includes, Pampaso, Central Market, Bantama Palace, Suame Roundabout, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital among others

The Assembly in a press release on Wednesday August, 16, 2023, copied to OTEC News desk, said they will deal strictly will any transport operator who will flout the assembly’s by-laws.

The release signed by the Metropolitan Coordinating Director, Mr Francis Dwira Darko, listed how much a driver will pay as a fine if arrested for disregarding the by-laws.

“Comercial taxi and Trotro drivers found of going contrary to the laws, that is, loading at unauthorized areas will pay GHS 500, sprinter bus drivers will pay GHS 800,other buses to pay GHS 1000 while cargo cargos will be fined a minimum of GHS 600.00 and a maximum of GHS 1500.00”

Meanwhile the Public Relations Officer for KMA, Henrietta Afia Konadu Aboagye in an interview with OTEC News reporter Jacob Agyenim Boateng has emphasized that, the Assembly will not relent on its efforts to decongest the city.

“The assembly’s Bye-Law on Off-loading of goods in the Central Business District (CBD) should be adhered to. In view of this, we are informing the public that, with effect from Monday 27st August 2O23, the enforcement team will re-start arresting any vehicle that will flout the rules”, she said

Source: Ghana/ Agyenim Boateng

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