The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman for Bia West Constituency in the Western Region, Frank Cudjoe has organized a massive demonstration against the District Police Command over what motorist of the area refer to as unlawful treatment against drivers and riders.
Motorists have been complaining bitterly over unlawful charges by the police claiming that the Police Command has made it compulsory for every motorbike rider to pay an amount of GHC500.00 as licensing fee and an insurance fee of GHC500.00, summing up to a tune of GHC1,000.00.
This operation has led to the arrest of almost every rider in the District over failure to comply.
The angry riders led by the incumbent NPP Constituency Chairman, stormed the Police Station to protest and register their displeasure over what they term as an absurd demand on them.
Speaking to GhanaWeb, Mr. Cudjoe said vehicles cannot work properly in the Constituency due to the bad nature of roads.
“This has therefore left almost 80% of the people with the option of using motorbikes as their major means of transport”, he emphasized.
“When someone is sick or when a pregnant woman is about to deliver they use motorbike to convey the person to the hospital all because of the bad nature of road network and for that matter if the police makes it uncomfortable for them to use motorbikes, life will be unbearable for the people”, he added.
Constituency Secretary of the NPP in Bia West, Mr. Kojo Monney also supported the protest, condemning the unfair treatment being meted out to the people of the township.