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The Motor Traffic and Transport Department [MTTD] of the Ghana Police Service has denied allegations that the presence of their personnel on some of the principal streets in the Metropolis contributes to the situation of increasing traffic experienced during the morning rush hours.

Inspector Oppong Twumasi of the Cape Coast MTTD attributes narrow roads, hawkers and indiscriminate parking by mostly, taxies that ply Mempeasem, Jukwa and Efutu to the traffic that occurs from Ayifua junction to the Cape Coast Technical University [CCTU].

Drivers who ply the North Jukwa road in Cape Coast in the Central region can now have a breather as the Department of Urban Roads (DUR) has started works on sections of the stretch.

The works which, according to the DUR will span a little over two weeks from February 21 to March 9, 2018, will have pot holes on the road patched. Drivers and other road users have vehemently complained about the poor state of the road.

According to the acting Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), Linda Afortey Annan, sections of the road will be blocked and traffic will be diverted during this period.

More attention will be directed towards improving basic education in public schools in the Central Region to bridge the seeming gap between the performance of pupils from private schools and those from the public stream.

Available Statistics indicate that from 2014 to 2017, less than 1% of pupils from public schools within the region gain admission into higher education.

Central Regional minister Kwamena Duncan disclosed this in an interaction with ATL FM as part of his engagement with some radio stations in the Cape Coast metropolis to mark his first anniversary in office.

Member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have reaffirmed their commitment to meet the ECOWAS Single Currency Programme deadline by 2020.

A communique issued at the end of the fifth meeting of the Presidential Task Force on the ECOWAS Single Currency Programme in Accra on Wednesday affirmed a gradual approach to achieving the objective of single currency for the sub-region.

It also urged member states to meet the convergence criteria for the establishment of a single currency for the region to start the monetary union.