The Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service has revealed that they do not have enough personnel to help direct traffic in the country especially country capital, Accra.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the MTTD, Inspector Simon Tenku in an interview with Accra-based Citi FM said they have deployed all their personnel to areas they believe are prone to traffic.
“Generally we look at the where the situation is much problematic and I must say that with those on motorbikes, they do patrol and wherever they find the situation chaotic, they make their presence felt over there.”
When questioned on the heavy traffic situation on the Amasaman – Circle highway Inspector Tenku said, “[There situation] is that we don’t have enough men to cover all the intersections and bus stops on the stretch.”
He also indicated that the traffic situation has become worse because of the number of people commuting to the Central Business District (CBD) during the Christmas season.
“The season we find ourselves in has somewhat become a perennial affair. Christmas is just around the corner and the traffic build up is not just within the Accra-Tema metropolis a lot of vehicles are coming from the hinterlands and some even from the West Coast to do their shopping in Accra so the buildup is becoming a challenge.”
“Another problem we face especially in the Central Business District is, we have a challenge with parking space and this is because of the demand and more people trooping towards the Central Business District.”
He however assured that the police was “on top of the issues and there is a national operational order to make sure some of these things are checked.”