The Ghana Highway Authority has issued a one-week ultimatum to owners of unauthorized billboards and signage along the Accra-Tema Motorway, Tema Roundabout, N1 Highway, Mallam-Kasoa, Tetteh Quarshie and Apenkwa Interchanges, to remove them.
“Owners of the unauthorized billboards are hereby advised to remove them by Tuesday,June 30, 2015,” the Ghana Highway Authority’s Chief Executive gave the warning in a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Wednesday.
The GHA said after the expiry of the deadline, the Authority would demolish all unauthorized billboards and signage along the roads.
It would then surcharge the owners or persons or companies who erected or posted the advertisement, with the cost of the demolition, as well as prosecute them.
The GHA said most of the billboards posed danger to both motorists and pedestrians.
The Authority regretted that they were erected without consultation, and this contravened Section 188 of the Road Traffic Regulations, Legislative Instrument 2180, 2012.
The GHA, therefore, advised owners of the billboards and signage to co-operate to ensure that roads were safer for both motorists and pedestrians.