Citi TV’s campaign to address the incident of indiscipline on Ghana’s roads will not be stopped any time soon.
This is according to the station’s Chief Executive Officer, Samuel Atta-Mensah who is confident that the collaboration with the police on the campaign will help to restore sanity on the roads.
Speaking on Citi TV’s The Point of View on Monday, Samuel Atta-Mensah said despite the many challenges especially resource constraints that may affect the campaign, Citi TV will ensure that the adequate resources are provided for the police to enable them to undertake their lawful duty particularly in stopping indiscipline of road users.
“As we keep scaling up this operation, we are likely to hit a certain impediment which is the resource question. The police lack certain resources. For us pushing this agenda, there is going to come a time where we have to look at the option of trying to seek assistance for the police in specific areas to help them combat this.”
It is not going to be a one-month thing, For us as a station, it is a one year project. And it is on till May ending 2020,” Mr. Atta-Mensah added.
Government has been able to rake in over GHc 100,000 from Citi TV‘s War Against Indiscipline (WAI) Campaign since the launch in May 2019.
The campaign, which has received massive support from the police service, has seen a lot of drivers arrested and put before court for various traffic offences on various stretches including the Spintex Road, Legon-GIMPA link road, and the Tema Motorway.
The errant drivers have been slapped with fines ranging from GHc600 to GHc1,000.
As of July 1, 2019, a total amount of GHc105,560 had been collected from drivers nabbed for breaking traffic regulations on the Accra-Tema motorway, Spintex and Dawhenya roads.