The Motor Traffic and Transport Directorate (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, Tuesday announced the closure of some roads within and around Parliament, ahead of the President’s investiture on Thursday, January 7, 2021.
The Director of Operations of the MTTD, Superintendent Dr. Samuel Sasu Mensah, announced the roadblocks at a media briefing held in Accra on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, to update the public on preparations for the President’s swearing-in ceremony in Parliament.
The roads include the Osu Cemetery Traffic Light on the Lokko Street, Castle Road from AU Circle to Osu Cemetery Traffic Light, Crossroad heading towards Starlet 95 Street, Independence Arch near the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium, Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue (Ghana Institute of Journalism) Road on the Haile Selassie Street, and Opeibea, 37 Military Interchange and Ako Adjei on the Liberation Road.
He said, during the traffic diversions, motorists from Lokko Street are expected to use the 28th February Road through John Evans Attah Mills Street to the Central Business District (CBD) or pass through the Oxford Street through Danquah Circle to Ring Road Central, enroute to Kwame Nkrumah Circle.
Supt. Mensah also said traffic from the AU Roundabout towards the Castle Road through Osu Cemetery would be directed onto the Independence Avenue through El Sinousi Street in front of the Ghana Institute of Journalism on the Haile Selassie Street whilst traffic from CBD–Kinbu on the Independence Avenue would be diverted on the Barnes Road and Liberia Road to link up to Kanda and thence to Madina.
He said traffic emerging from Madina on the Liberation Road would be diverted to Casely Hayford thence to Obasanjo Highway and then the Kanda Highway to link with the Central Business District.