Gambia transport tricycle

Police today issued a statement to ask tricycle drivers with license to resume operation until the end of the year. 

However restrictions have been applied on their routes.

According to the police, the move is to ensure a smooth withdrawal on the tricycle issue that creates a win-win situation, the following decisions are to be taken with immediate effect.

“No further issuance of commercial license for tricycles for the purpose of carrying passengers henceforth.  All issued licenses expire on 31st December 2022 and shall not be renewed. 

“Individuals holding valid licenses will be allowed to operate until 31st December 2022 according to the license but along designated routes with appropriate timings. 

“No tricycle will be allowed to ply the Westfield – Tabokoto, Westfield – Tippa Garage, to Sukuta Jabang Traffic Lights Road from 7am to 7pm daily.

“They can operate on other alternative routes notwithstanding; this is subject to changes depending on the situation (safety and security). All Tricycles will cease operation by 31st December 2022 as long as the laws remain accordingly,” the police said.

“By this token, all those whose tricycles were parked by the police should collect them from the Commissioner of Mobile Traffic beginning Monday 11th June 2022 during working hours and with valid documented,” the police added.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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