President Akufo-Addo Has Imposed A Ban On All Commercial Okada Transport

The President Akufo-Addo has announced the lockdown of some parts of Accra, Tema and Kumasi. This is to help curb the spread of Coronavirus.

He also announced the ban on all commercial “Okada” Transport.

In his speech, he stated, “Riders of motorbikes are not allowed to carry any additional person, and all intra-city passenger vehicles, such as trotros and taxis, must reduce the number of passengers in order to observe appropriate social distancing and hygiene protocols.”

He also stated that, “There shall be, during this period, no inter-city movement of vehicles and aircraft for private or commercial purposes for the areas of the restrictive measures, except for vehicles and aircrafts providing essential services and those carrying cargo.”

The lockdown of these areas will take effect on Monday, 30th March, 2020 at 1 am under the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012), there will be restrictions on the movement of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA, which include Awutu Senya East ), and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and contiguous districts, for a period of two (2) weeks.


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