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Agbogloshie: Rickety Cars a serious challenge for safety-Chairman

Written by  Jun 12, 2018
Chairman for the Welfare Agbogbloshie Drivers Union, W.O.I (rtd) Eddie Commey, has bemoaned the poor state of some vehicles at the station. According to the chairman, loans are granted to the drivers of dilapidated lorries so they can repair them before plying the roads. The drivers mostly carry heavy loads and precisely they are in market square so the verisimilitude to have these kinds of ramshackle vehicles in Abgogbloshie station is high precisely at Makola number 2. At Makola number 2, some commuters share their views on how uncomfortable they feel in these ramshackle vehicles. According to a commuter, the vehicles go ruin as a result of the breeze and are only God that takes them to their destination safely. Commuters also expressed how bad the vehicles tear their dresses and sometimes injure them in the cause of boarding the Lorries. In an interview with Mr. Isaac Lartey a driver, he said the vehicles that are mostly seen on the stretch of Abgogbloshie to Chorkor, Korle-Gonnor and its environs are in a tumbledown condition due to the sea breeze. The stench that mostly emanates from these LT vehicles is unbearable due to loading of fish. This is because majority of the passengers are mostly fish mongers and are from Chorkor which has been known as one of the fishing and fish mongering community. In our observation, Makola number 2 is one of the busiest Lorries station under Agbobgloshie vehicles station. A number of the vehicles have punctured in the ceiling and when there is a downpour, it leaks onto the passengers. The rusted nature of these vehicles are scruffy and most of these vehicles loading from Makola number 2 to Korle-Gonnor, Chorkor and its environs do not have safety belt. By: Bebli Tornam and Pelagie Gnehi (Interns, Rainbow Radio)
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