ASOKORE: Assembly inaugurates committee to assess lorry parks
The Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly has inaugurated a committee to help bring sanity in the activities of drivers at the various lorry stations.

Date Created : 7/17/2017 6:48:17 AM : Story Author : Dominic Shirimori/ Gertrude Nadjat Achelogo/

The nine (9) member committee inaugurated by the Municipal Chief Executive, Alhaji Alidu Seidu was made up of some members of the Municipal Security Council (MUSEC) and Heads of Departments.

It is chaired by the Assemblyman for the Asawasi Electoral Area and the convenor of the transport commission of the Assembly, Hon Noah Owusu.

The MCE said the main purpose of the committee is to help bring sanity in the activities of drivers at the various stations and help improve revenue mobilization.

To this end, the committee is charged to among other things involve stakeholders to find lasting solutions to inappropriate parking of trucks along the main roads within the municipality, as well as to liaise with the revenue department to ensure that transport associations pay their taxes regularly.

It is noted that such unlawful parkings are becoming a threat to the people in those communities since criminals hide under these trucks to rob people who ply those roads.  

The terms of reference of the committee therefore include:

  1. To assess all lorry parks within the municipality and advice the Municipal Chief Executive security and tolling.
  2. Assess the situation at Akwatia-line terminal and advice the suitability or otherwise of pay as u park.
  3. To advise of facilities needed to improve the situations with particular reference to the Akwataia-line Lorry station.
  4. To submit report to the Municipal Chief Executive by July 27, 2017.

 The MCE also expressed confidence that the committee will come out with good results and offer suitable recommendations that will help improve situations in the stations.