The Youth for Development and Anti-Corruption Campaigners Ghana; a group leading the campaign for the lifting of the ban in the Bawku Municipality is planning to demonstrate against the continuous ban on motorbikes.
The group is threatening that if the Assembly does not take any action to get government to lift the ban, they will demonstrate in the next three days.
The ban was imposed by the Bawku Municipal Security Council prior to the 2008 elections.
It was necessitated, following a series of shooting incidents which were carried out by some unidentified men on motorcycles.
The various security agencies noted that the unidentified men used the motorbikes to carry out their nefarious activities.
Assembly members in the Bawku Municipal Assembly have on several occasions appealed to the security agencies to consider lifting the ban.
According to them, the situation was impeding the movement of residents since motorcycles are their major source of transport.
They further argued that the ban placed on the men who ride motorbikes was overdue as it is gradually becoming a hindrance to development in the area.
The Minister of Defense, Mark Woyongo recently stated that the ban will not be lifted anytime soon for security reasons.
According to him, the ban when lifted will cause more harm than good.
But residents in Bawku say the decision is now hindering productivity in the district.
Speaking to Citi News, the President of group, Atariwini Andrew said: “Teachers, nurses, doctors cannot go to work due to the ban that has been imposed on motorbikes.”
He therefore, called on stakeholders to lift the ban as soon as possible.
By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana