The MCE, Hon. Ike Lord Ennu and the MCD Mr. Justice Amoah met with the taxi drivers, the MTTD and the market women’s within Mankessim, briefly to bare their grievances. The taxi drivers stated that the MTTD unit at Mankessim is making their work unfriendly by arresting consecutively and preventing them from boarding passengers during their daily activities all because they don’t have a lorry park. The Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate of the Ghana Police Service responded to the taxi drivers through the Commander of the Directorate, ASP Mrs. Beatrice Sintim-Koree refuted all the allegations directly made against the service and responded to them by emphasizing that, the Service would not allow any commercial driver to “pick and go” from the streets along the GCB Bank PLC to the bridge. Commercial drivers are allowed to “pick and go” from the street along the Sanford Clinic.
The Hon. Municipal Chief Executive daunted to the meeting that, it was factually inaccurate for the taxi drivers to claim that, there is no bus stop/ lorry park at Mankessim for taxi drivers who ply the Mankessim to Saltpond route but rather situated at the Cape Coast station behind the Opportunity Bank Ltd.
He again daunted that, upon inspection of the station on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, it became abundantly clear that, it was the taxi drivers who had abandoned their designated lorry park to operate illegally elsewhere.
After several deliberations, the group of taxi drivers calling themselves «Concerned Taxi Drivers» should with immediate effect move to their designated station at the Cape Coast station. Traders who trade at the Cape Coast station are to with immediate effect, vacate the station or steps shall be taken to forcefully evict them.