A passenger about to board a trotro bus

Man with cargo at trotro bus terminal

This man [partially visible left] waits to board a trotro bus with his cargo at Accra Central, Accra, Ghana. A trotro bus carries both cargo and passengers in the same compartment. The coach is therefore dual purpose.

The type of luggage allowed are usually personal effects, small bags and dry cargo.

Though these loads could be a source of inconvenience to passengers, its culturally offensive to criticize or complain about the merchandise because its interpreted as an affront to the owner’s trade.