The Administrative Council of the Urban District of Centralidade do Sequele, in the Municipality of Cacuaco, in Luanda, has given a 30-day moratorium, starting today, 22 September, for mototaxis associations to reorganize themselves before the mototaxi activity within that centrality.
According to Sequele’s administrator, Francisco Tchipilica, the decision was taken unanimously by the board of directors, in agreement with those responsible for the buildings, taxi associations and motorcycle taxi organizations that operate in that centrality located in the north of the country’s capital.
One of the reasons for this decision has to do with the high number of accidents and pedestrians being run over by these two-wheelers, where children stand out as the main victims.
The manager of Centralidade do Sequele argues that many of the motorcycle taxi drivers “drive around without lighting at night, disrespect the signs, walk in the wrong direction, create uncoordinated stop (signs), create disturbance to residents and various other reasons”.
Francisco Chipilica explains that in the last 20 days, seven children were run over by motorcycle taxi drivers, “and these, instead of helping the victims, run away”.
In turn, the Coordinators of the Blocks of Centrality, support the initiative, but recommend the administration to reflect on the negative impact that it will cause to the residents, as it is a means used for Quick displacements within the centrality.
The meeting comes after several periods of complaints from residents to the local administration about the movement of motaxis within the centrality. The meeting also analyzed the disorganized sale of saleswomen in that urbanization, as well as the illegal occupation of land in that region of Cacuaco.