The mayor of Accra, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije has started arresting illegal motorists (Okada drivers) at the new Kwame Nkrumah Interchange.
Oko Vanderpuije laments over what he sees to be the high level of indiscipline by motorists stating that the AMA has already warned Okada drivers against using the new flyovers.
“Last week we came round and made announcement, we informed the general public over activities that will not be acceptable here… Okada bikes, parking just anywhere, on the pavement, on road.These are the elements we will not accept, high levels of indiscipline…. we will not tolerate. This is an example of me putting my words into action,” he revealed in an interview with GhOne TV.
President John Mahama in opening the new flyovers stated traffic around the Kwame Nkrumah Circle cost the country $100 million before the construction of the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange.
Speaking during the commissioning of the interchange in Accra on Monday, the president said it was one of the most spectacular edifices in West Africa.
"This is the longest flyover and the highest in West Africa...please note I said flyover, the longest bridge is in Lagos, Nigeria but the longest and highest flyover is in Accra, Ghana,” he said.
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