Saturday , September 19 2020

“ROADS WILL BE BLOCKED DUE TO ECOWAS MEETING” SUPT. OBENG

Supt Alexander kwaku Obeng, Director in charge of Education, research and training at MTTD has stated that, Ghana Police service has taken measures to block some roads in the capital to make way for a successful meeting for ECOWAS leaders at Aburi in the Eastern region.

According to Supt. Obeng, Major roads will be blocked today Tuesday 15th September 2020 to enable free flow of traffic, he expressed that, Police personnel will be at various intersections to direct road users to avoid accident.

Speaking in an interview on Pink Fm 96.9 morning show Omanba Pa Kasa, Supt Obeng said “we are very prepared to receive the African leaders coming into the country; therefore we have taken measures to block some roads in the capital city. Affected areas have been communicated to the public already. We plead with all road users to follow the new routes given; our men are stationed at various points to assist drivers who will miss their way. Most of the drivers understand some of these things and they will obey”

The President of the republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, who is also the Chairman of Economic Community of West African State ECOWAS, is hosting some leaders from the sub-region at Peduase lodge to address impasses in Mali, On 18 August 2020, elements of the Malian Armed Forces began a mutiny. Soldiers on pick-up trucks stormed the Soundiata military base in the town of Kati, where gunfire was exchanged before weapons were distributed from the armory and senior officers arrested.

Tanks and armoured vehicles were seen on the town’s streets, as well as military trucks heading for the capital, Bamako. The soldiers detained several government officials including the President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta who resigned and dissolved the government. This is the country’s second coup in less than 10 years, following the 2012 coup d’état.

Story by Sir Kaas/pinkfmonline

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