The Inspector General of Police Mr. John Kudalor has ordered personnel of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) to stop checking drivers’ licences and other related motor-checks on the country’s roads.
The directive takes “immediate effect,” according to a Police Wireless Message seen by radioxyzonline.com.
“All motor checks in the country [are to be] suspended with immediate effect,” the message signed by Ransford Moses Ninson (COMPOL) with the inscription “restricted” said.
While no reason was given for the fiat, the internal memo said personnel of the MTTD of the Ghana Police Service are to be “used only for traffic management duties,” directing commanders to “ensure that no permits are issued for motor check duties.”
“The Highway Patrol Units are only to check for arms/ammunition and drugs. No vehicle documents and drivers licenses are to be inspected by Highway Patrol personnel,” the message warned.