The Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) wants police officers who are caught clamping automobiles in the region to be arrested. According to Henry Quartey, Chairman of the Council, there have been a number of complaints from members of the public about commercial businesses engaged by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and other assembly in the capital clamping vehicles at unlawful locations without any discretion.
During a meeting with private companies, Mr. Quartey ordered an immediate end to the illegal clamping of automobiles in the city by private enterprises. “With immediate effect, the Regional Coordinating Council directs that all clamping in Accra’s Central Business District ceases, and we declare it takes effect now.” The firms must bring their paperwork to the various assemblies. Anyone caught enforcing or tightening down on traffic laws should be arrested.”
A committee will be established to assess the activities of traffic enforcers in the region, according to Henry Quartey, who is also the Greater Accra Regional Minister. “A committee will be constituted immediately, consisting of the National Road Safety Authority, the Ghana Police Service, and a representative from each of the assemblies, to examine the bye-laws that grant them authority to hire private corporations to enforce traffic laws.” We believe that training for these entities should be appropriately handled in cooperation with the Ghana Police Service,” he stated.