Motorcycle Law in Ghana, West Africa now only allows women to ride!

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Since April this year, the Bawku town in Ghana has been plagued with violence by criminals who were always able to escape; thanks to fast motorcycles! In a bid to control the escalating situation, a ban was placed on riding motorbikes in Ghana.

The ban has now been lifted; but only for women! Since, the ruling was causing a lot of inconvenience in carrying out routine activities like household shopping or getting the sick transported to a hospital from rural areas. However, the women are forbidden to give a ride or to transport men under any circumstances. If found doing so, the woman is bound to be arrested following seizure of the motorbike.

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  • Jordan L says:

    Paul, did you end up motorcycling in Ghana? What was the experience like? I may be studying in Ghana for a year and was planning on getting a motorcycle while there to get around and hopefully get some adventuring in as time permits.

  • Paul Sinclair says:

    I've checked the map and you are right, I will be far from there. Phew!