The Ghana police service has announced the closure of several major roads in the capital due to the Independence Day celebration parade to be held on Monday, March 6.
According to a Citi FM report, the following roads will be closed:
28th February Road from the CEPS Headquarters to Castle Road Junction
Osu Cemetery Traffic Light on the Lokko Street
Castle Road from AU Circle to Osu Cemetery Traffic Light
Starlet 95 Road will be closed at the Ministries Traffic Light Intersection.
In a statement released to the media, the police said, "no vehicle would be allowed to park at unauthorized places or drive through these road blockages. Security vehicles and vehicles carrying dignitaries would be allowed after thorough checks.”
The statement also announced that traffic police officers would be on hand to direct and assist motorists to appropriate car parks and diverted roads.
The police also mentioned the following traffic diversions in their statement:
Traffic from the 28th February Road emanating from La, Labone, and Osu heading towards the Central Business District will be diverted unto the Salem Avenue at the Castle Traffic Light to link up with the Osu Oxford Street.
Traffic from John Evans Atta Mills High Street towards Black Star Square shall be diverted unto the Liberia Road at the CEPS Headquarters traffic light towards the National Theatre Traffic Lights Intersection.
Motorists from Lokko Street towards the Castle Road should use Ajumaku Street and Oxford Street.
Traffic from AU Circle towards the Castle Road through Osu Cemetery Traffic Light shall be diverted unto the Abdul Diouf and King Hassan Roads to link with Gamal Abdul Nasser Road in front of Ghana Institute of Journalism.
The following car parks were also announced to be available:
The forecourt of the State House
The International Conference Centre
Access Bank car park
The Osu Cemetery car park
The Accra Sports Stadium car park
The Ministries area
The statement further noted that, "vehicles embossed with appropriate anniversary stickers such as Red, Gold and Green will be allowed to park at the Black Star Square arena."
It announced that towing cars would be available to any abandoned disabled or wrongly parked vehicles at the event grounds and owners surcharged.