The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress(NDC), John Dramani Mahama has been captured in a tricycle popularly called Pragyia or “Mahama Camboo” campaigning.
Mr. Mahama who is on a tour in the Upper West region is seen seated in the Pragyia with two other passengers whilst been carried through town.
The tricycle is a widely used means of transportation for many people in the Upper West Region as well as other regions but its usage is against the laws of Ghana.
Under the laws of Ghana, the use of motorbikes for commercial transport is outlawed under Section 128 (1) of the Road Traffic Regulations, 2012 which states that: “The licensing authority shall not register a motorcycle to carry a fare-paying passenger.”
The law also prohibits any person from using a motorcycle or tricycle for commercial purposes except for courier and delivery services.
But Mr. Mahama has promised to legalise the use of motorbikes and tricycles for commercial purposes when giving the mandate by the electorate.