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.