The Ghana police has temporarily closed several roads in the capital city ahead of the presidential inauguration ceremony scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday, January 7th, 2017.
The Ghana Police Service, in a statement signed by the Police Director of Public Affairs Superintendent Cephas Arthur, said among the roads to be blocked at 4 a.m. on January 7th will are the 28th February Road near the CEPS Headquarters traffic light, and the Salem Avenue traffic light.
Other roads include Castle Road, Lokko Street near the Osu Cemetery traffic light, Sarlets 91 from the Ministries Traffic light and the Castle Road from AU circle.
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According to the statement, only vehicles with the requisite assigned stickers would be allow through the police blockades.
The statement also says that selected areas will be designated parking lots for the ceremony, namely the forecourt of State House, the International Conference Centre, Intercontinental Bank car park, Accra Sports Stadium car park, the Ministries area, Afua Sutherland Children’s Park, the National Theatre, and the Accra Hearts of Oak car park.
All blockades - closed roads - will be opened to traffic after the swearing-in ceremony.