Below is a shot of the mate (the guy who collects the money on the Trotro). This was taken today as I journeyed from Tema Station to Kaneshie Market on my way to work.
On a good day it takes me approximately 1 hour 45 minutes to reach The Qodesh (Lighthouse Chapel International Headquarters church). Actually, on December 14, 2010, I reached the office at that record time. Thankfully, an MMT (Metro Mass Transit) bus heading towards “Circle”, more properly named Kwame Nkrumah Circle, met me at my junction (corner) and I rode comfortably across the city of Accra. At Circle
MMT is a new idea brought in by the government to help streamline the busing situation in the city. The idea is that the MMT will become a mass public transportation system, however without a designated bus lane I can’t see that lofty goal being attained. Yes, it’s more comfortable and the price is actually cheaper than the Trotro’s in town, however both modes of transportation face the same traffic.
I think the bottom line in Accra is that unless drastic measures are taken then they'll never have a drastic change. If they continue to take the same approach to solving their traffic dilemna, thinking it will change then the government is truly deceived. It's really quite a shame.
That's all for now on riding Tro tro's in Ghana...