Tema DVLA roads -TT brothers
Tema DVLA roads -TT brothers

The Roads leading to the Head Office of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) and the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), both in Tema in the Greater Accra Region are currently in bad shape, causing accidents to motorists and pedestrians.

Tema DVLA roads -TT brothers
Tema DVLA roads -TT brothers

Close monitoring of activities at the Tema DVLA revealed that applicants for license and roadworthy certificates have their cars breaking down more frequently during testing. Due to that, taxi drivers union at Tema industrial area are planning to embark on a demonstration against the DVLA and the Government over the poor nature of the said road.

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Tema is an industrial hub and a major trading centre in Ghana. Devastatingly, all major roads

leading to the DVLA are in a deplorable condition. It was realized that drivers have managed to use these deadly roads skillfully for more than six years. The drivers,  including other road users have lamented about the dangers the road poses.

A visit to some of the roads leading to the DVLA, Tema Oil Refinery, Community One, Cocoa Processing Company, Nestle Ghana, Paper road, TT Brothers and all access routes to the DVLA and its surrounding communities towards the Tema roundabout revealed they have developed huge gaping potholes, with erosion and gullies. Water also covers-up the road whenever it rains. It was ascertained that accidents are a daily occurrence on these roads and cars always breakdown as a result.

The Protest

Head of the Tema Community One, DVLA Taxi Drivers Union, Mr. Wisdom

Dorwode, stated that the Taxi drivers union are planning to embark on a demonstration

against the DVLA and all stakeholders responsible for repairing the roads.

He said in spite of the fact that roadworthy and vehicle license fees have been increased, roads leading to the DVLA are ironically bad. He queried why DVLA cannot draw the Government’s attention to the bad nature of the roads for construction.

MTTD of Police Service

In an exclusive interview with DSP Alexandra Kweku Obeng, the Director of MTTD, he revealed that Ghana has recorded about 2,710 accident cases. Out of the number; Accra recorded 1,128 cases while Tema recorded 249 cases. Records also show that 4,320 vehicles were involved in the accidents, with 2,381 people sustaining injuries, and 447 people losing their lives in the process.

He charged the DVLA, Ministry of Road and Highway, Department of Urban Roads, and order authorities to do their work efficiently to reduce road accidents.

Spynews observed that road accidents intensify every year in Ghana due to the bad nature of the roads.

Source: Kweku Bolton || Investigative Journalist || spynewsagency.com

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