Traffic Restrictions In Accra And Cape Coast Following The Visit Of US Vice President Kamala Harris To Ghana
The Police Administration has announced security arrangements that have been put in place ahead of the official state visit of Her Excellency Kamala Harris, the Vice President of the United States of America.
A statement from the police indicated that on Sunday, March 26, 2023, between the hours of midday and 4:00 pm, there will be intermittent roadblocks along the Liberation Road from the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) traffic intersection, through Opeibia, up to the National Theatre.
The intermittent roadblocks will continue on Monday, March 27, 2023, between the hours of 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. The National Theatre, through the AU Roundabout to the Jubilee House, and from the Jubilee House to the Emmanuel Eye Clinic area at Shiashie will be affected.
The Ako Adjei Interchange through to the Labone Secondary School area and along the John Evans Atta Mills High Street and the Bukom Boxing Arena will also be affected.
The statement added that on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, between the hours of 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, the National Theatre, through the Ministries Traffic Intersection up to Castle Traffic Light at the Black Star Square will be blocked.
With regards to Cape Coast, the police said between midday to 6:00 pm, there will be intermittent roadblocks from the Robert Mensah Sports Stadium, through Bakano Road and Aminstimadzi Road to Omanhene’s Palace and from the Omanhene’s Place through Beach Road, up to the Cape Coast Castle.
Again, on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, there will be intermittent roadblocks from the National Theatre through the Jubilee House along the Liberation Road, up to the Pawpaw Street area in East Legon.
“In light of the above traffic arrangements, motorists are kindly being asked to cooperate with the police and advised to use alternative routes wherever possible, to ensure effective traffic management as we demonstrate our convivial hospitality in line with our tradition and culture towards our guests.
“We would also like to indicate that police officers would be detailed along the roads mentioned and at other vantage points to assist the public during the entire period. We apologise to the public for any inconvenience caused by these arrangements,” the statement added.
Below is the statement to that effect.