The Accra Regional Police Command yesterday announced that some roads leading to and from Parliament House would be closed down temporarily to the public today due to the Extraordinary Summit of ECOWAS Heads of State.
The move forms part of security measures put in place by the Ghana Police Service to ensure a smooth conduct of activities during the Summit.
The roads to be closed to motorists, and opened immediately after the Summit, are the Jubilee Lounge (KIA) to Liberation at Opeibea; the Liberation Road from Airport traffic light through the Independence Avenue at National Theatre traffic light and the Kempinski Hotel to National Theatre on the Independence Avenue to Ako Adjei.
In a statement issued and signed by the Deputy Superintendent of Police of the Public Affairs Unit, Juliana Obeng, the Police said motorists were requested to take note of these traffic arrangements and comply accordingly.
Meanwhile, the Police command has made adequate provision for Motor Traffic Police officers to be detailed at vantage points to offer the needed assistance to motorists.
‘The general public is encouraged to cooperate with the police to ensure effective traffic management during and after the period. Any inconvenience caused are deeply regretted,” the statement concluded.
ECOWAS Heads of State held an Extraordinary Summit, virtually, on January 28, 2022, after the January 24, 2022, coup d’état in Burkina Faso. After the Summit, the Authority deployed immediately a high-level mission of the ECOWAS Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff to hold consultations with the military leaders.
Following that was a Joint Ministerial Mission, led by the Chairperson of the Council of Ministers, which was deployed to assess the political situation in the country and submit its report to the Authority of Heads of State.
During the Extraordinary Summit, the Heads of State will be considering and discussing reports from these high-level missions.