MTTD dents Police image – ACP Awuni
The Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police is to have new reflectors with names and identification numbers for its personnel as a measure to curb corruption in the Service.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Angwubotoge Awuni, Director-General of the Department, said the spate of corruption and other negative practices among service personnel, particularly the MMTD, had really dented the image of the Police and called on them to re-examine their lives and show commitment to their oaths.
ACP Awuni said at a meeting with MTTD personnel at Sekondi that he wondered why a policeman would take bribe in place of traffic offence that could claim the lives of people.
ACP Awuni said failure to enforce road traffic regulations had resulted in many avoidable deaths, destruction of lives and properties and expressed regret at interference from higher authrorities.
He said with the Christmas period just around the corner, strict enforcement must be in place to ensure that life and property were protected.