‘We Buy Fuel And Waste Them In Traffic’ – Otumfuo Charges Transport Ministry To Assess Cars That Ply Our Roads

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has expressed unhappiness over the traffic situation in the country.

He has therefore charged the Transport Ministry to immediately conduct a Transport Impact Assessment (TIA) to determine the number of vehicles that must be allowed and imported into Ghana.

“There are so many cars being imported into the country. This critically demands or calls for a Transport Impact Assessment. If we are able to do this, we’ll be able to determine the number of vehicles that have been imported into the country as well as the number of vehicles that needed to ply our roads at any given time. How many kilometres of motorable road networks are there in Ghana that we are allowing so many vehicles to be imported? Everybody has a right to import a vehicle but there is the need to determine how many could ply our roads at any given time”, he was quoted by Daily Mail.

He added “whiles that Ministry of Transport is conducting the Transport Impact Assessment, the Ministry of Roads and Highways will also be able to tell us the number of road networks that could be opened to accommodate these vehicles. All these affect the economy. We buy diesel or petrol and waste them in traffic. It is not good for us”.

The Ashanti King made this submission on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, when the Minister for Transport, Hon. Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, paid a courtesy call on him at Manhyia, to ask for his blessings and to ask for permission to inspect the progress of work made on the expansion of the Kumasi Airport project which is ongoing.


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