WE SHOULD STOP CHILDREN FROM RIDING PRAGGYA AND ABOBOYAA
It would appear that as a country, we have magnanimously and humanely resolved, that these tricycles in the shapes of Praggya and Aboboyaa should live with us as means of transportation.
When one travels to the villages and towns in many parts of the country, these tricycles are gaining momentum in terms of their usage by the citizens.
While these vehicles have helped in easing the transportation of the people, there is something unpropitious about them.
These tricycles are driven by virtually children who are not supposed to be driving them. Most of these riders or drivers are way below 18 years.
This portends a very bad situation as the experience levels of these kids fall below par. If we have indeed integrated these Praggyas and Aboboyaas into our transportation system, then the phenomenon in which children below 18 are the riders and drivers ought to be looked at.
Every vehicle in Ghana, per our laws, must be driven by people who have valid licenses. These riders have no licenses to ply this trade.
Another worrying thing about these kids riding these vehicles is the fact that it can lead to absenteeism in schools and some of them dropping completely out of school because of the monies they see on daily basis.
The sooner we nip this in the bud, the better for us as a country as that would help safeguard the future of our young ones.
P.K. Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.