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21.10.2008 Social News


By Francis Xah -

HIGH volumes of fumes and emissions from the exhaust pipes of vehicles in long traffic jams in the country pose a serious health hazard to policemen who direct traffic.

As a result, most of them are 'dying' slowly as they have developed lung, chest and other respiratory diseases from the emissions they inhale.

Mr D.J. Avorga, Assistant Commissioner of Police  (ACP) in charge of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit  (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service, said this at a lecture  in Accra  on Friday.

The lecture, on the topic, 'Transportation as a tool for development in the sub-region' was the first public lecture for the 2008/09 academic year organised  by Ghana School of Law.