In order to enhance the free flow of vehicular traffic in the Tema Metropolis, the police authority has directed all personnel of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) to halt all motor checks with immediate effect.
According to the police, traffic management has become a major challenge of the order and law enforcement agency due to the constant increase in the number of vehicles within Accra and Tema.
This, the police say has worsened the congestion on our roads which is negatively affecting the daily activities of many Ghanaians.
In view of this, Tema Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service has asked all personnel of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) to suspend road checks with immediate effect.
Speaking in an interview with Accra-based Okay FM, Director for Public Affairs at the Ghana Police Service, ACP Kwesi Ofori explained that, “recently, traffic management in Accra and Tema has become very difficult. Many vehicles have come into the system making free flow of traffic problematic. The police has therefore decided to manage this challenge.”
ACP Kwesi Ofori was however quick to emphasize that the directive only applies to Tema and its environs and not the entire country.
He further assured the public that the police will still continue with their routine patrols in order to combat crimes.
He added that the police will also enhance what he describes as intelligence policing to track down criminals who may want to take advantage of the directive to commit crimes.