Let's collaborate to maintain law and order in Accra - Mayor of Accra urges Police

07.Apr.2021

The Metropolitan Chief Executive of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah has stressed the need for effective collaboration between his outfit, the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly (KoKMA) and Ghana Police Service (GPS), to maintain law and order in the Central Business District (CBD). 

According to him, sustainable inter-sectoral collaboration with assemblies and the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police would go a long way to fast track the agenda to maintain law and order in the city. 

Mayor Sowah said this on Wednesday when he called on the Accra Central MTTD Command to deliberate on sustainable measures to be rolled out to ease vehicular and human movement in the CBD. 

The two discussed issues regarding the spring up of unauthorised transport terminals in the city, trading on pavements and streets among others. 

"There is a need for AMA, MTTD and KoKMA to collaborate to maintain law and order in CBD. Your men and ours must team up so we can make this exercise work," he emphasised. 

He further stated that a joint task force comprising officers from the AMA, KoKMA and the police would in the coming days commence an exercise to decongest the city. 

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Martin Ayiih, the Accra Central Police Commander of the MTTD in response assured the Mayor of his outfits’ full support stressing the need for the exercise to be targeted at enhancing public safety.

The CBD is a major commercial hub in the city of Accra where major economic activities take place. Some notable markets within that space are Makola, Okaishie Kantamanto and kwasiadwaso among others.