The command attributes the alarming accident rates on this stretch to the poor quality of the road and drivers' non-adherence to road safety regulations.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Charles Kofi Adu, the Central Regional Commander, expressed his concerns during a speech at the Central Regional Coordinating Council meeting.
He noted the high number of accidents on the Apam-Mankessim stretch, especially during the Christmas season, impacting people's willingness to travel.
DCOP Adu assured that the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) in Cape Coast and Mankessim had intensified patrols to address the situation.
Additionally, the command has initiated a road safety management strategy called “Traffic Check Ghana” to enhance road safety education among commuters.
“Police officers will be on duty, particularly along the stretch before, during and after the Christmas festivities to maintain law and order,” stated DCOP Adu. The police will focus on deploying personnel to commercial centers and other public places, ensuring safety and security during the festive season.
DCOP Emmanuel Teye-Cudjoe, the Central North Regional Commander, emphasized the need for shared responsibility between the police and the public in crime prevention and detection. He urged individuals to be alert and report any suspicious activities to the police.
For the Central East Command, DCOP Owusu Bempah, the Deputy Commander, dispelled security concerns around Kasoa, stating that strategic interventions had demystified the area as a crime-prone area.
Despite past challenges related to chieftaincy and land guard issues, he assured residents that the situation was under control, urging them to live in peace.
The police emphasized their commitment to public safety and urged cooperation from the community to ensure a secure environment during the festive season and beyond.