Police, road transport operators agree temporary movement of trucks after 1800hrs

The Ghana Road Operators announced on Thursday that it has agreed with the police for a temporary hold on the implementation of the law that bans a certain category of vehicles from plying the roads between 6.00 pm and 6.00 am.

It said in a statement signed by Mr Matthew Hayford and Mr Bashir Mouaus that the agreement was reached in a meeting between the Inspector General of Police, Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye, and the Police Administration and the leadership of the Road Transport Operators on the ban of night movement of heavy trucks.

“As a result, the enforcement of the law on the night movement of heavy trucks carrying goods has been temporarily been put on hold,” the statement said.

The IGP had imposed the ban in compliance with a 1994 law that prohibits any truck which weighs more than three tons from plying the roads between 6.00 pm and 6.00 am. The law, however, exempts a certain category of trucks for which permits are issued.

The statement said: “The temporary hold in the implementation of the said law is to give time for public education and sensitization of the travelling public. It will also enable road transporters to adjust to the provision of the law. Finally, it will allow the Ministry of the Interior to put in place arrangements for the issuance of permits to those who would be exempted.”

Source: GNA

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