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The Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) in Sunyani Municipality of Bono Region has arrested over 50 motor riders for flouting social distance protocal.
As part of the directives from the government to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the country, citizens are to adhered to social distance protocol. This prevents motor riders to carry pillion riders.
According to the Bono Regional Commander of MTTD, Supt. Stephen Tenkorang, the offenders will be taken to court.
“Usually, a motorbike is supposed to take two and per the President’s directive, they don’t want any motor to carry two people. Only one person is supposed to be on board and is supposed to have nose mask. So we conducted the operation yesterday and we arrested 51 persons in all. Anyone who was on a motorbike without helmet , nose mask and rider’s license was arrested. So this morning , we began processing them and anyone who has been arrested will be taken to court,” he said.