Trotro transport operators have indicated their contentment with the proposed legitimization of motorbike taxis commonly found in city squares in Accra.
The pledge originates from the opposition NDC political party’s manifesto.
The one-passenger bikes facilitate the operations of the trotro drivers in unique ways – they ferry passengers through pedestrian-only passageways to trotro terminals where the patrons board the trotros. The operators are of the opinion that legalization will bring in it’s wake regulation and training which will result in greater safety for other road users.
Motorbike taxis do not pose any meaningful competition to trotros because they carry one passenger, do not have capacity for cargo (source of income for trotros) and travel short distances.