The Police have announced the closure of some major roads in Accra ahead of the summit of Heads of States of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) on Thursday and Friday, November 6 and 7, 2014.
The summit which will focus on Ebola, is scheduled to take place at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra.
According to the Police in a press release, the road closure forms part of “traffic management strategies to ensure sanity and security on all the routes leading to the conference venue and other security zones.”
The following roads will be affected in the exercise:
Traffic from Movenpick Hotel to Airport Traffic Light on the Independence Avenue (Accra Bound) will be closed to the general public.
- Traffic on the Liberation Road approaching the National Theatre Traffic Light to Ministries area will be diverted onto the Barnes Road to take detour from the Accra Polytechnic to the Ministries Area.
- Traffic emanating from the Liberia Road will be diverted onto the Castle Road through AU Circle, through Ridge Roundabout to various destinations.
- Traffic on the Independence Avenue between AU Circle and Novotel will be on a single carriageway in both directions.
- The Independence Avenue (from Association Traffic Intersection to Movenpick Hotel) will be converted into a one way and segregated to allow smooth passage of VVIP convoys. At the same time traffic from the AU Circle will also use the other portion of the single carriage way in both directions.
The Police advised the public “to note these arrangements and plan alternative route before embarking on their journey. No vehicle will be allowed to park or drive through the mentioned sealed roads. Traffic officers will be on hand to give assistance to motorists on alternative diverted routes,” the release stated.
The police further urged motorists to cooperate with them to ensure an incident free event.
Source: Godwin Allotey Akweiteh – citifmonline.com