Tema Motorway Is A Death Trap – GPRTU Warns Drivers

Source The Ghana Report

The Ghana Private Roads and Transport Union (GPRTU) has expressed concern over the poor state of the Accra-Tema motorway.

According to the Greater Accra Regional Deputy Communications Director of GPRTU, Samuel Kofi Amoah, the motorway has become a death trap.

Speaking during an interview, he cautioned drivers, particularly commercial operators, to exercise restraint when using the road because the stretch is beyond repair.

Mr Amoah said the motorway is riddled with potholes that pose a significant risk to drivers and have tragically claimed innocent lives.

He also cited the lack of proper lighting as a contributing factor to the dangers on the road, especially for those who use the road at night.

On behalf of the GPRTU, he urged the government to prioritise highway repair work and address existing issues to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers.

The 57-year-old 19-kilometre motorway is currently in a deplorable state, and its road markings have been wiped off by the thousands of vehicles that ply the road.

In addition, the recent creation of illegal access routes to join the motorway by some drivers along the stretch has increased vehicular traffic.

In December 2022, Vice President Dr Bawumia said efforts were being made to improve the quality of the road from its present state into a 10-lane stretch (five on each side), for which financing arrangements were being finalised.


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