The Paramount Chief of Bole Traditional area, Bolewura Sarfo Kutuge Feso (I) has placed a ban on persons below the age of eighteen (18) from riding tricycles popularly known as “Yellow-Yellow” or “Cambu” in the Bole township for commercial or any other purpose.
Bole-based Nkilgi FM reported the ban on minors riding these tricycles and the Motor King took effect Friday, 21st February, 2020 in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba Districts of the Savannah Region.
The Bolewura took the decision in consultation with his Council of Elders and the Ghana Police Service in the district.
Checks by TamaleOnline News in the area revealed the minors are mostly engaged in reckless driving and disobey traffic rules and regulations.
Their recklessness according to some residents and other road users say causes pedestrian knockdowns and road accidents in the districts.
The ban is also aimed to ensure children of school going age stay in the classroom and not in the streets during school hours.
A statement signed by the Bolewura and copied to the Police Commanders for Bole said; “any underaged (child) who is caught in this illegal riding of tricycles (cambu/motor king) across Bole Traditional Area will have himself to be blamed”.
The Bolewura also admonished the police to deal with any minor who is found ridding any kind of tricycle in Bole Traditional Area.
The Bolewura futher entreated the people of his Traditional area to comply with this directive to protect lives and properties.
Source: tamaleonline.net|Yakubu Maltiti