The city of Koforidua is one of the cities in Ghana that has gained a reputation for being a calm city. The city has changed in terms of facilities and infrastructure within the last two decades that if one left the city and returned, he or she would feel very confused.
A long time back, the transportation framework inside the city was homogenous, in that one would just discover taxis as a type of transportation inside the city. A long time on, this has changed. The city currently gloats of minibusses for trotro, cabs and tricycles.
This piece takes you on a little visit through the transportation framework in Koforidua.
KOFORIDUA TO THE REST OF GHANA
There are a few lorry stations where one can board a transport, minibus or taxi to places outside Koforidua. To Accra, one has numerous lorry stations to browse. These incorporate the Metro Mass Buses and minibusses from the various types of stations like PROTOA, GPRTU, and COOPERATIVE UNIONS.
This is the same for urban areas like Kumasi, Nkawkaw, Cape Coast and Takoradi.
A significant change here is that the Peagout station is no more. This used to be the quickest transportation mode to Accra. Primarily of Peagout 504 vehicles, it used to be at the current Cape Coast/Takoradi Station.
Another change is that the STC intercity minibusses that used to employ Accra – Koforidua have halted their administrations.
Taxicabs IN KOFORIDUA
The city is host to two regions, New Juaben South and New Juaben North. Prior to the division in 2018, it used to be just New Juaben South with around 8 principle rural areas and other recently arising networks. Right now, the city can flaunt more than 25 rural areas with new ones arising around it.
There are cabs to each suburb. The fascinating about transportation in Koforidua is that, each local area and their prominent mentality towards transportation. These are on the whole issues to consider prior to choosing where to remain. For instance, occupants in the Old Estates/SSNIT Flats/Kenkey Factory are known for having a talent for just new and excellent cabs. The taxicabs that utilize this piece of the city likewise close right on time, accordingly in the event that you live in this piece of Koforidua, and you are late around, you ought to prepare to return home by means of a sanctioned taxi.
Cabs in Koforidua employ each suburb yet with various perspectives relying upon which suburb, the apparent class of individuals locally and the nature of streets to the spot. For instance in a spot like Abugri, the second the pouring season starts, you ought to prepare not to keep too long around in light of the fact that vehicles taxicabs would gripe of the lamentable idea of the street and would shut down ahead of schedule, even on a sanction premise, numerous cabs would turn down a proposal to employ Abugri.
Spots like Adweso would have taxis handling the local area quickly, time and season in light of the fact that the street is a straight one and in great quality.
The people group with a more awful pace of employ is Nyamekrom/Densuano. This people group has a more regrettable transportation quality in the city. Cabs that employ Nyamekrom/Densuano would stack two individuals in front and four travelers at the back, particularly from 5:00 PM onwards. Their reasons are that the street isn’t in acceptable condition.
With arising networks like Morovia, Apenkwa, Rasta Down, Asokore Kuma and then some, one can expect that with great streets been developed taxicabs would utilize wherever around the city.
Trotros got brought into the Koforidua Intercity Transport framework not up 10 years prior. These trotros would not utilize each local area. For instance, Trotros would not utilize Old Estates/SSNIT Flats in light of the fact that the inhabitants there would not board trotros.
Despite the fact that their presentation has helped, not all networks have “trotros” going there, in the event that you live in Koforidua or are intending to move toward the Eastern Regional city or are as of now in the city and searching for a spot to migrate to, be careful that trotros don’t employ all networks in the city, you should settle on your decision cautiously in the event that you need to board trotros. Despite the fact that they are less expensive, you will discover them in networks like Adweso – Mile 50 – Okorase, Trom, Two streams, Aktekyem, Abugri, and Osabene. It is normal that as the city grows, these trotros would employ more networks.
Tricycles got brought into Koforidua in the year 2019. They were for the most part found in the Zongo people group and were employing the city municipality to Zongo, pipeline and their environs. With time they began infiltrating any remaining networks. Aside from the forecourt of the “recycled garments market” close to the city grounds of All Nations University, these tricycles don’t have some other station. They, in any case, go anyplace in the city and their charges are far less expensive contrasted with taxis.
Since they handle all over the place, they have become the least expensive wellspring of transportation in the Eastern Regional Capital city.