Angry drivers
Angry drivers

Ghanaian drivers are angry at the harassment being meted out to them by the Personnel of the Ghana Police Service.

According to them, the unabated harassment coming from the police each day is extremely unbearable.

According to Mr. David Agboado, the Public Relations Officer of Concern Drivers Association, the police and the D.V.L.A has formed a Task Force and have been mounting a road check on Tema motor Way causing a serious motor traffic in the process.

Sometimes motorists’ especially private cars run into the traffic causing road accident.

“When a passenger prompts a driver to alight at his or her destination and he packs for the passenger to alight, the police will emerge from a hide out to arrest them simply for allowing the passenger to alight”, he expressed worry.

According to him, the menace is threating to collapse the transport business.

This he said, when processed to court the fine imposed on the drivers range between GH¢1,800.00 and GH¢1,200.00.

According to him, similar harassment and imprisonment of drivers occurred during the regime of the former President J.A. Kufuor between 2002 and 2008. The imprisoned drivers were later released to vote during the Presidential and Parliamentary elections. We do not want this to happen to our brothers again.

Touching on the BOST scandal, the drivers also hinted that the CEO of BOST truly sold crude oil to two companies at a lower price thereby causing financial lost to the state.

“We are therefore calling on the government as a matter of urgency to swiftly hand him over to the Special Prosecutor to be investigated,” they demanded.

It was reported in Medina that Twelve (12) Tipper trucks and Six (6) Motors bikes were burnt to ashes in Tamale by the Military Personnel for winning sand from a river bed.

“There are agencies to punish offenders in this country. We do not understand why properties should be destroyed by the security agencies whose duty is to protect lives and properties.

• The government also promised to remove some customs barriers on the Highways but as at now nothing has been done about it.
• The Insurance Premium has not been reduced as promised
• Fuel price is still the same and levies have not been scrapped.

We are therefore calling on the government as a matter of urgency to act upon these concerns to enable us all join hands in the building of the economy and the nation as well,” they stated.

-Isaac Kofi Dzokpo/


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