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28.03.2009 General News

Police is working seriously to reduce motor accidents


Superintendent S.A. Wemegah, Nsawam District
Police Commander has assured Ghanaians that the Police was working earnestly together with the various branches of transportation owner associations to

bring the rising incidents of motor accidents.
As a first step, a special taskforce of the Nsawam Police has intensified action to remove all broken down vehicles parked indiscriminately on the roads in addition to arresting overloaded vehicles and putting them before court.

Supt. Wemegah told the Ghana News Agency of the Police that measures after a meeting with traders, Ghana Private Road Transport Union and other stakeholders in the road transport industry at Adoagyiri-Nsawam in the Akuapem South District in the Eastern Region.

The meeting has become necessary following the recent upsurge in road accidents, which have claimed a number of lives and property.

Supt. Wemegah directed “floating” vehicles to be arrested in addition to speeding vehicles.

Hawking and selling on the roads, he said, should be banned, so that they would go to the main station.

Supt. Wemegah warned drivers not to stop or park on the edges of the main roads in Adoagyiri.

He announced that the Police have intensified its monitoring to clear away vehicles parked around Dobro to make for freer movement of vehicles on the Accra-Kumasi roads.

Mr. Peter Yeboah, Branch Chairman of the GPRTU warned that drunk drivers would be suspended from the Union.