The Ashanti Regional Police Command will on Friday, March 6, 2020, temporarily close some public roads in Kumasi as Ghana commemorates its 63rd Independence day anniversary in the region.
According to a statement from the Command and signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Regional Command, Asst. Supt. Godwin Ahianyo, the measure is part of the security arrangements for the anniversary parade which will be held at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
The affected roads include the Afful Nkwanta and Asokwa mall traffic lights the stadium as well as the road between the Unity oil station and the T.I Ahmadiya Senior High School.
The road from “It’s My Kitchen Restaurant to Briginia will also be closed to the general motoring public with the exception of those with accreditation to enter the Heroes Park and the Hockey Pitch.”
These roads will, however, be re-opened after the event.
Designated car parking areas
Specific car parks have been designated to dignitaries as follows:
- The Hockey Pitch has been designated for chiefs and their entourage.
- The Heroes Park for the Diplomatic Corps, MPs, Ministers and other invited guests.
- The score area for contingent buses.
- Only VVIP’s will be allowed inside the stadium.
- No vehicle would be allowed to park at unauthorised places or drive these roadblocks.
Meanwhile, the Command has advised motorists to plan alternative routes before embarking on their journeys warning that “vehicles parked at unauthorized places and wrongly parked will be towed by the Towing Services and the owners of such vehicles surcharged”.
It also assured that Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) officers will be deployed to the various designated car parks to assist motorists to park their vehicles and also direct motorists to diverted roads.
by Nii Larte Lartey