Over 50 motor bicycles belonging to unregistered courier services providers were last week impounded by officials from the Motor Transport Traffic Department (MTTD) in collaboration with the Postal and Courier Services Regulatory Commission (PSSC) for operating without regularisations.
The exercise was intended to enforce necessary regulatory framework that governs operations of the services.
Article 649, section 10 of the Postal and Courier Services Regulatory Act 2003, makes it clear that it is an offence for one to ride a motor cycle on the streets without proper regularisation.
According to the Executive Secretary of the Service, Madam Hamdaratu Zakaria, the operation of illegal operators was injurious to businesses of the regularised ones and safety of those who patronise their services.
She added that the illegal operators do not have the requisites training required to handle the items that have been entrusted into their care.
She, therefore, cautioned Ghanaians against patronising their services to enable the commission sanitise the system.
For those whose bicycles have been impounded, she indicated that they would have to pay a penalty of 250 units amounting to GHC600.00, failure of which the offender was required to serve a jail term of three months.
Story: Prosper KWAKU SALASSY