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Surveillance cameras: 400 traffic offenders arrested

The police have arrested at least 400 traffic offenders, following the establishment of the Motor Traffic Monitoring and Surveillance Centre last month.

Speaking with Nana Yaa Mensah on The Asaase Breakfast Show on Thursday (2 September), ACP Kwesi Ofori, the acting director general of public affairs of the Ghana Police Service, said most of the offenders have been processed for court.

“Now we have seen that traffic indiscipline is a major issue, and a lot of lives are being lost on our roads and the police need to intervene.

“… the new administration has procured electronic surveillance machinery that caters for the country and we have men and women monitoring,” he said.

ACP Ofori added: “So far we have arrested over 400 people. A lot have been sent to court and fined, and in the coming days we should be giving you data on how it is going.”

Name and shame
ACP Ofori also called on the media to collaborate with the police to ensure a smooth exercise.

“A lot of people use their cars and drive on the [hard] shoulder of the road in the metropolis, and those people are being dealt with. In addition, we have 30 motorbikes also meant for Accra, besides the static policemen we see and have across.

“Some of the media houses, like yours, are very interested and keep tracking what we are doing. We would like to appeal to the media to come into partnership so we name and shame people. It’s all part of the package,” ACP Ofori said.

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