In Ghana, mass transportation has been the patronage of most people in the working class. Most people use commercial buses, otherwise known as "trotro" as their means of transportation to their work places and other places they may go.
Most of these vehicles are accident cars and overused cars which are imported into the country and are in a state which is not safe for passengers. Most of their parts are worn out which injures most passengers. These kind of rickety vehicles can be found in almost all transport stations carrying passengers around.
People feel these sort of vehicles are dangerous but do not have any choice. "I think these cars are very dangerous. When you sit in them, you are always scared of getting hurt, and some of them make unnecessary noise," said Miss Judith Etornam Senyoh when interviewed.
Speaking to GIJ online news, Miss Gifty Owusu-Boafo said, "some of these vehicles are not safe to be in because some of the drivers that drive those vehicles are not to be trusted, they drive carelessly even when the vehicles are not in good condition. Some of these vehicles have their steering wheel in a skeletal form which is scary to be in."
Also, most of these disrepair vehicles tend to bring out excessive fumes which is also very harmful to the health of people.
The public is thereby pleading with authorities to address this issue of the operation of disrepair vehicles.
By: Estherlla Sekyi (Level 400 JN A)