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Minister to wage war against politicians & other siren abusers

Minister to ‘wage war’ against politicians, other siren abusers

Minister to wage war against politicians

The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey,

has announced plans to roll out an initiative that seeks to deal

with political elites and other persons who abuse the use of sirens.

Mr Quartey, who doubles as the Member of Parliament (MP)

for Ayawaso Central, said he has noted with concern the unauthorized

use of sirens and horns by some motorists in the country.

Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen, he said the law is

clear on individuals who are qualified to use the siren.

Hence, the initiative dubbed Accra must work will see to

end the unauthorized usage, adding that politicians who

do not fall within the qualified category will be no exception.

“Within the next two weeks, I will start writing to the MPs

and ministers about the policy. They may decide to use it

in other parts of the country but not in Accra.

“Unless in rare situations then they will write for them

to be given police motorcade escort,” he declared.

Meanwhile, he added the initiative will be in partnership

with the media, hence will appeal for their full support in

making it a success.

Per regulation 74 of the Road Traffic Regulations of 2012

(L.I. 2180), the law lists the following as the categories of

entities permitted to install and use sirens and horns:

They include a government vehicle used for official

purposes by the Head of State, Police vehicle,

a motor vehicle used  by the Fire Service and a

motor vehicle used as an ambulance by a hospital or clinic.

Others are a motor vehicle used by other recognized

government security agencies and a bullion vehicle

registered by the Licensing Authority.

 

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