General News of 2014-06-16

Jubilating fans must avoid the streets – Police

The Ghana Police Service has warned football enthusiasts to keep off the streets when they are in jubilating mood.

A statement issued by the service said it would not countenance persons who flagrantly violate traffic rules and regulations leading to chaos and congestion.

“Motorists are advised to drive strictly according to the rules and regulations devoid of extending their celebrations to the roads/streets. Traffic Police Officers will be on hand to deal decisively with would be offenders.”

Find statement below

VIOLATION OF TRAFFIC RULES AND REGULATIONS DURING JUBILATION OF VICTORY IN THE ONGOING FIFA WORLD CUP TOURNAMENT IN BRAZIL

The 20th edition of the FIFA World Cup will commence on Thursday, 12th June to Sunday 13th July, 2014. The Black Stars of Ghana will play their first match on 16/06/14.

As has been the case with previous tournaments, victory for the National team has ended up with people trooping to the streets/roads to celebrate.

The Police administration has noted with concern the flagrant violation of traffic rules and regulations leading to chaos, congestion and increased road traffic crashes. The administration wishes to draw attention of the public that celebration of victories on the roads as well as unnecessary tooting of horns, dangerous driving and riding, as well as driving under the influence of alcohol during such celebrations will not be countenanced.

Motorists are advised to drive strictly according to the rules and regulations devoid of extending their celebrations to the roads/streets. Traffic Police Officers will be on hand to deal decisively with would be offenders.

The general public is advised to cooperate with the Police to ensure incident free tournament.

ANGWUBUTOGE AWUNI

ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF POLICE

DIRECTOR-GENERAL/MTTD