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General News of Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Source: Class FM

MPs lament Accra's ‘worsening traffic’

Members of Parliament have decried what they describe as the worsening traffic situation in the capital and have urged the Roads and Highways Ministry to, as a matter of urgency, put measures in place to curb the menace.

The frustrated legislators bemoaned how the traffic situation was affecting the country’s economy and how it was also posing a threat to human security.

Making a statement on vehicular traffic in the capital and inconveniences commuters on the Kasoa-Awutu-Bereku- Winneba road face daily, Awutu Senya West MP Neenyi George Andah recommended amongst others, “the deployment of police personnel to control traffic on these roads”.

Mr Andah added: “Admittedly, the construction of the first phase of the Kasoa interchange by the previous government has brought some relief on the Kasoa section of the highway, but there is heavy traffic building up at the Kasoa tollbooth that sometimes goes back two or three kilometres, with two hours or more waiting that commuters or users have to endure and then experience that again at the Liberia camp to Bereku junction, which has become a poignant inconvenience to my constituents and other commuters.”

Mr Andah further noted that as a result of long delays in traffic, drivers and some passengers become impatient and use the shoulders of the road, or exceed speed limits whenever they have a little opportunity to catch up after spending a lot of time in traffic, putting their lives and those of other road users at risk, as there’s a likelihood of hitting a pedestrian or running into other vehicles.

Contributing to the statement, MP for Kumbungu Ras Mubarak also called on government to invest a lot more in the public transport system as one of the ways of easing the traffic situation.

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