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].
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Some members of the public fingered MTTD personnel who station in the area, to check vehicles as being responsible for the buildup of traffic during the morning rush hours. This the inspector vehemently denies.
Inspector Twumasi emphasizes the essential role of the police in the area and denies that they contributes to the already chaotic situation there.
He says the traffic builds up from Eyifua Junction and that is not where they are stationed to check vehicles. Asked if it was possible to conduct their exercises on other stretches in the city which are relatively less busy, Inspector Twumasi explained that their target is to check as many vehicles as possible.
They therefore survey where will be most appropriate for their activities before they move.
Source : ATL FM NEWS