The Ghana News Agency's (GNA) survey over the weekend (Friday and Saturday) of some principal routes, including the Akasanama-Kwame Nkrumah Circle Link Road, Ringroad Central, Farra Avenue, Kojo Thompson Road, Nii Tetteh Ankama Street, saw tens of thousands of commuters and motorists virtually immobilized by the traffic.
The story was not different from the Accra-Tema motorway, as well as the Ayikuma Avenue, Liberia Road, Barnes-Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park Road, Adabraka Market-South Liberia Road, Professor Atta Mills-28th February Road.
Edem Cudjoe, a taxi driver, who shuttles the Chorkor-Accra Beach Road, in an interview, described this year's traffic congestion ahead of the Yuletide as “more frustrating” as compared to last year's.
“The heavy traffic is taking a toll on our business as taxi drivers. The development results in more fuel consumption, however, we are unable to pick as many passengers as we wish to compensate for the losses incurred,” he told the GNA.
With the foregoing, the principal roads could be set for a gridlock, particularly at peak times of the pre-Christmas shopping.
The Accra Central Business District (CBD) has become a major converging point for traders from all walks of life during the Yuletide, and a considerable number of people are expected to flock the area to sell and buy a variety of merchandise for the celebration.