The Paramount Chief of Bole and President of Bole Traditional Council, Bolewura Sarfo Kutuge Feso (I) in consultation with the council of elders and Ghana Police Service has put a total ban on the ridding of tricycles popularly called “cambu” and motor king by children below 18 years in Bole Traditional Area with effect from Friday, 21 February 2020.
“Any child who is caught in this illegal riding of tricycles (cambu/motor king) across Bole Traditional Area will have himself to blame,” a statement signed by the Bolewura said.
The Bolewura has entreated the police to deal with any minor who is found ridding any kind of tricycle in Bole Traditional Area.
He encouraged the public to comply with this directive to protect lives and properties.
The people of the Northern region love their motorcycles and that is the most popular means of transport.
Meanwhile, in January this year alone, the region recorded nine deaths and 13 injuries from 15 motorbike accidents.
The Northern Regional Director of the Road Safety Commission, Alexander Ayata, at a stakeholder engagement said the death toll from the use of motorbikes is alarming, therefore, there is the need for massive campaign to reduce the deaths.
The Catholic Church in the region has, therefore, instituted the “No Helmet No Entry” policy in all Catholic Church facilities in the region to encourage the use of helmet by the people.
The ban on minors to is expected to reduce the number of accidents.