The purpose for which the Tema Motorway was constructed seem to have been changed by some recalcitrant commercial drivers, who have turned the highway into a trotro station, where passengers alight and others get onboard.
The 19-kilometre (12 mi ) highway that links the Harbor city of Tema to Accra-Capital of Ghana was opened to traffic in November 1965 under the administration of Dr.Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of the Republic of Ghana.
The country’s 52 year old only motorway has since its construction served Ghana both economically and social and the general development of the country.
Tema Motorway as it is known and called does not only link the harbor city to the nations capital Accra, but it also serves the good people of Volta and some part of the Eastern regions.
But nowadays, some commercial drivers who plies the route have turned the nation’s long serving highway into a trotro hub.
The stretch has no bus stop yet these stubborn drivers keeps offloading and loading passengers without considering the dangers it pOsses to their lives and those of other road users.
The situation has become so common and done with such careless abandon that if urgent steps are not taken to curb it, it will result in mayhem.
Some officials of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) under the police administration, Ghana Highways Authority, (GHA) National Road Safety Commission(NRSC) among others who plies this root have turned blind eye on this matter waiting for something horrific to happen before setting up a committee to investigate the cause.
Nana Yaw Addai Mununkum|ahotoronline.com|Ghana