1. Dont look with your mouth
-anon2. Stomach Takes No Holidays
-Roger Thomas3. Meet the Son, see the Father!
- Nanayaa Anakwah (aka Reverend Field)
Updated: 30.09.2003 -- Send your favourite tro-tro slogans to the webmaster. Best entry will get a free tro-tro ride the next time he/she visits Ghana.
Tro Tro A crowded, but efficient and inexpensive, minibus used for
short distance travel.
Origin- It evolved from the Ga language word "TRO" meaning three pence, that is, the penny coins that were in use in the colonial days of the Gold Coast, now Ghana. Those vehicles charged each passenger three pence per trip, hence it was dubbed "Tro- tro". Though the penny is no longer used, and the fare has been inflated in multiples, the old name still stands, obviously as a reminder of the transport service that operated in those good old days when life was simple and easy - going.
(lots of tro-tros used "Still" after an indeterminate amount of time)
K, Adjie (London.UK)
Mankessim is a well known town with a big market
centre. Traders come from as far as from Axim to Zongo
Zongo Nkwanta. Traders from distant places like
Accra,(cloth sellers) Ho and WoraWora (Anloga sleeping
mat and fan), Takyiman (maize, rice and millet),
Tamale (shea butter) Kasoa (Black soap) and women from
the coastal areas commute to the market in lorries and
trotro that has many interesting signs.
For the purpose of whetting the appetite of readers, let me begin by writing SOME OF THE KNOWN MANKESSIM TROTRO OWNERS AND THEIR SIGNS.
LI>2.O.B.Y: this driver according to sources, was a trained clothe designer(taylor)and he was a popular driver as everybody in Mankessim lorry station in the evening will be calling O.B.Y.---- O.B.Y. The story behind the name is that he was advising the men who were found of chasing married women thus OBI NE WIVEFO"
I saw this one written on the back
of a tro tro in Peki (near Ho) and i hope you can paste in on the Tro tro
page....."Fa woto be gye golf"...