As part of measures to tackle traffic congestion in cities, the Ghana Police Service’s Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) said that traffic jams in Accra are caused by married men.
According to the MTTD, a high accumulation of traffic jams is the result of married men who do not want to return home.
Speaking to DailyViewGh, MTTD Education Research and Training Officer, Superintendent Alexander Obeng said detailed traffic management plans had been distributed to headquarters for implementation.
“We have research on the fact that most married men stay on or off because of intense traffic jams. Most of these men return home late at night. “
“Therefore, we will increase our strength and you will see many police officers patrolling both on foot and by car. Most married men have problems because they do not arrive home at the usual time, which creates a lot of problems with their wives. “
“There would be more unusual road users exposed to the road environment in addition to the routine one. We expect intense traffic and human traffic and intense economic and commercial activity in city centers, “he said.
Accra is struggling to cope with mobility issues and increasing congestion on almost every street leading to the central business district.
The current population of Greater Accra, at about 2.27 million, is expected to nearly double by 2035, as will the number of vehicles on the roads.