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20.09.2004 Regional News

Upper West Police to seize unregistered vehicles

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Wa, Sept. 20, GNA - The Upper West Regional command of the Ghana Police Service has given a month ultimatum to all those who bought auctioned government vehicles to regularise all documents or risk to pay all necessary penalties.

They have also appealed, to transport officers of Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies to submit to the police the list of all government auctioned vehicles to enable them to implement effective monitoring.

These were contained in a press release signed by Inspector Daniel Dorkpoh, Upper West Regional Police public Relations officer at Wa on Monday.

The release explained that these steps had become necessary due to the fact that most people who bought government auctioned vehicles many months ago were still driving the vehicles without changing the numbers thereby creating the impression that they were still government vehicles.

Inspector Dorkpoh said apart from violating the road traffic regulations, the non-compliance was also a potential catalyst of political violence as owners said the vehicles for political activities and may be regarded as government vehicles.

He appealed to owners of such vehicles to comply with the directive in order to avoid embarrassment and seizure of their vehicles.