As part of its ongoing Transport Reorganization initiative, the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has unveiled a plan to issue stickers to all transport operators within its jurisdiction.
In an interview on Opemsuo Radio’s Nkwantannanso with George Adjei on August 8, Mr. Randy Wilson, the Head of Transport at KMA, revealed that the assembly recently held discussions with transport operators, urging them to renew their transport operating permits.
Wilson explained that the renewal process commenced on August 8, with the collected data being used to generate stickers for vehicles categorized as ‘trotros,’ taxis, and long-distance buses.
The primary purpose of these stickers is to enhance monitoring and track the activities of drivers.
He elaborated on the benefits, stating, “For instance, a car with this sticker is designated to travel from Adum to Kotey, not from Adum to Tech and then from Tech to Kotey. The sticker will serve as a safety measure, allowing passengers to report any deviations from the designated route to the KMA using the car number.”
Speaking about the upcoming sticker initiative, Mr. Wilson said that transport operators have shown great enthusiasm for the new system. He stated that operators are eagerly awaiting the implementation of the stickers, indicating their positive reception of the initiative.
In the midst of these changes, the restriction of tricycles (pragya) within the central business district remains a prominent aspect of the KMA’s Transport Reorganization project. Despite encountering controversy, the KMA remains committed to implementing its plans.
Story by Adwoa S. Danso