Trotro drivers, parents, of underage ‘mates’ to soon go to jail - Police

Trotro drivers, parents, of underage ‘mates’ to soon go to jail - Police

- The Motor, Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) has cautioned commercial drivers against using minors as conductors

- It explained that employing the services of minors in that regard would lead to arrests and prosecutions

- The MTTD added that parents who also release their children to provide such services would also be dealt with according to the law

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The Ghana Police Service (GPS) has warned commercial drivers of possible arrest if they use the services of underage bus conductors.

The Motor, Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the GPS explained that there is a need to protect the minors.

The divisional commander of the Kaneshie MTTD, Superintendent of Police, Elvis Sadongo, added that the general public is urged to report all commercial drivers who employ the services of minors in that regard.

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He further noted that parents who willingly give their kids out to be used as mates will also not be spared.

The call was made during an address at the 2019 Ghana Non-Governmental Organisation Forum.

Per a report by, the event was held under the theme, "Preventing child neglect: whose responsibility?"

The forum was organized to deal with the role of the family, law enforcing agencies and the traditional authorities to ensure adequate parenting.

In other news, a politician during the era of the Gold Coast, Joshua Attoh Quarshie, has revealed some facts about Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah.

According to Quarshie, Nkrumah was a hustler in the United States of America (USA) and not studying for a Ph.D. as it is widely believed.

He explained that rather, Nkrumah used to pump toilets in the USA before he could get food to eat.

He went on to say that the perception that Nkrumah was studying there was a ruse by socialists at that time.

Buttressing his point, Quarshie said Nkrumah admitted he had no P.h.D. when he appeared before the Watson Commission.

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