Police ordered not to stop searching foreign tracks that ply Ghana’s roads

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Police across the country have been asked to desist from stopping some trucks with foreign number plates especially from the Tema port to check for documentation.

In a circular that has since gone viral on social media, Police across the country have been told that there are customs checkpoints that will check these trucks.

The four routes police personnel have been asked to desist from stopping trucks include Tema through Acc, Kumasi to Paga.

Also, Tema through Accra, Wa to Hamile, Accra through Takoradi to Elubo, and Aflao through Accra to Elubo.

It is not clear why the directive.

But Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Okudzeto Ablakwa is of the view that something does not add up with the directive.

He cannot fathom why foreign tracks can’t be searched but rather local trucks should be stopped on searched when they use those routes.

His post shared via social media read “Strange orders of this nature from the police hierarchy, particularly, in an election year do not help in easing tensions and building confidence.

What are these foreign truck drivers transporting?

Police extortion and harassment of any kind, targeted at whoever, whether locals or foreigners must be condemned, stopped and punished. Why the blatant discrimination?

Local truck drivers also deserve protection from the Ghana Police Service against extortion and harassment.

Something doesn’t add up.



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