Ruminants invade Tema Regional MTTD premises

Chief Supt Owusu-Bempah with some of the abandoned vehicle

Chief Supt Owusu-Bempah with some of the abandoned vehicle

Snakes, scorpions, mice and other ruminants have invaded the premises of the Tema Regional Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service in Tema Community One causing nuisance and compromising the safety of personnel and the public.

 

The animals have created their “homes” in the various accident vehicles and motor cycles that have been packed there.

 

Some of these abandoned vehicles and cycles have been parked at the premises for about seven years now.

 

In an interview with the Ghanaian Times, Regional Commander for the MTTD, Chief Superintendent Joseph Owusu-Bempah said the situation posed danger to the police personnel and their families who live in the barracks close by.

 

“Even though accident vehicles have to be picked at police stations for only three months, in our case the owners do not come for them. They are using our premises as a dumping ground which is very unfortunate,” he stated.

 

He explained that the accident vehicles were brought to the premises of the MTTD premises for investigations and also to prevent obstruction of traffic which could possibly cause more accidents.

 

Chief Superintendent Owusu-Bempah said some of the vehicle owners have been recalcitrant and abandoned their vehicles after investigations were completed.

 

“These vehicle owners and drivers have decided to use our premises as a garage though they do not have to make any payment when they come for their vehicles after investigations.”

 

He explained that as part of efforts to make the premises of the MTTD safe for all persons, the command has secured a court order to auction all vehicles beyond three months in their premises and the proceeds paid to government.

 

He has therefore called on all persons who have accident vehicles and motor cycles on their compound to come for them or they would be auctioned.

FROM DZIFA TETTEH, TEMA

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