Until the year 1930, there was nothing significant as far as traffic matters were concerned. This was because only a very small number of vehicles operated in the country at the time. Around 1940, there was an influx of vehicles into the country, which resulted in a heavy flow of traffic. It therefore became necessary to take steps to contain the situation. Up to this period, traffic patrols were limited to various stations under the command of various station officers.
The personnel involved were drafted to form one group at the Central Police Station in Accra under the command of Mr. Blay, an Assistant Superintendent of Police. With the passage of the Road Traffic Ordinance No. 55/52 in 1952, the Unit was formally established with Accra Central MTTU becoming its Headquarters under the command of ASP/MR. T.W. Sackey. At the moment,ACP Awuni is the Director of MTTD
About Motor Traffic and Transport Directorate (MTTD)
The Motor Traffic and Transport Directorate (MTTU) is one of the most important sectors of the Ghana Police Service. It serves an inalienable purpose in Road Safety in the Country [Ghana].
The MTTD is organised in eleven (11) Units. One in each of the eleven Police Regions in Ghana. There are also Divisional and District MTTUs and Accident Squads. ACP.MR AWUNI is the Director of MTTD of all MTTUs in the country. Regional, Divisional and District MTTUs are administratively, under the command of Regional, Divisional and District Police Commanders.
In the case of the Central MTTU in Accra (which is in the Greater Accra Region), is the regional MTTU
The traffic policeman is almost always the first to be seen by any stranger in town. His action or inaction, commissions or omissions could create either a positive or negative image for the entire Police Service in Ghana.
The traffic policeman is almost always the first to be seen by any stranger in town. His action or inaction, commissions or omissions could create either a positive or negative image for the entire Police Service in Ghana. Everything possible should therefore be done to give him the necessary motivation to live up to expectation.