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30.01.2009 Social News

Police to divert traffic for Sunday’s thanksgiving service


The Police will close some roads near the Independence Square to traffic on Sunday for the National Thanksgiving Service.

A statement issued by the Information Services Department on Friday, said the roads would be closed from 0600 as part of measures to ensure effective traffic control and management at the independence Square and its environs.

It listed the roads as 28th February Road from CEPS Headquarters – Castle junction; Osu Cemetery Traffic Light on Lokko Street; Osu Cemetery-Starlet 95 Road – Ministries traffic intersection; AU Circle (Castle Road) - Osu Cemetery traffic light.

The statement said the following areas have also been earmarked for car parking for guests attending the event.

They are State House (Forecourt) – buses, mini buses; Inter Continental Bank car park, Osu; Osu Cemetery car park; Ministries area car parks; Accra International Conference Centre; Afua Sutherland Children Park and National Theatre.

The statement asked guests to the programme on foot to keep within the police barriers.

It stressed that motorcycles would not be permitted through police cordons while guests would not be permitted through police cordon after President John Evans Atta Mills arrives at the function.

The statement said buses conveying guests would discharge passengers at the forecourt of State House.

President Mills in consultation with the leadership of the Ghanaian clergy declared Sunday February 1, as a National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving for the recent peaceful and successful elections.

In view of this, there would be special Moslem prayers under the auspices of the National Chief Imam Sheikh Nuhu Sharabutu on Friday January 30, at the Abossey Okai Mosque at 12 noon.

The interdenominational service under the theme: "Uniting Ghana through Christ" would take place at 1400 hours.

The statement reminded the general public that political party colours would not be allowed at the event.