MOTOR TRAFFIC & TRANSPORT Department
The Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) is an agency under the Ghana Police Service responsible for road safety in Ghana. The MTTD was established in 1952 where it was known as the Ghana Police Traffic Unit. In 1981, the Justice Archer Commission, reviewed the MTTD's function and accredited it as the National MTTD.
The Unit became The Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) in March 2013 following the enactment of the Police Service Regulation 2012 (C.I 76). The department is headed by a director general.
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Brief History of MTTD
The MTTD educates road users on accident-free road practices through training of motorists and pedestrians.
The member of the unit is trained to spot, warn and arrest offending motorists, records all accidents and educates the public on preventive measures. Officers of the MTTD control traffic and enforce traffic regulations. The department is in-charge of escort for the President of Ghana, state and foreign dignitaries.
The motor Traffic and Transport Directorate is one of the most important sectors of the Ghana police service serving the alienable purpose in road safety in the country.
Structure of the Directorate
The MTTD is organised in 11 units. One in each of the eleven police regions in Ghana. There are also Divisional and District MTTU and Accidents Squads. The Regional, Divisions’ Districts and Accidents Squads are administratively under the command of the Regional Divisional and Districts Commanders.
The other units of the Department are organised in all the eleven (11) Police Regions in Ghana in accordance with Police Service Organogram. There are Regional, Divisional and District MTTUs commanded by senior police officers. In some of the police stations, there are Accidents Squads taken care of accidents cases reported within their various jurisdictions.
Functions of the MTTU
The functions of the MTTU are varied but include the following:
The mandate of the MTTD is to formulate policies regarding the effective and sufficient performance of the MTTD departments in line with mission and vision of the Police Service. The department as part of its responsibilities conducts research into emerging challenges in the traffic enforcement and road safety sector. The department is also task to develop public education and sensitisation programmes across the country.
The Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate promote road safety through a structured programme it employs four Es. : Enactment of laws and traffic regulations to govern road use in Ghana.
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IGP INDUCTED INTO OFFICE
The IGP, Mr David Asante-Apeatu has been officially inducted into office at a colourful service at the Ghana Police Church on 23rd April.
GERMAN EMBASSY DONATES
The German Embassy in Accra and the Goethe Institute has donated musical instruments worth €8000 to the Ghana Police Central Band.
NATIONAL POLICE COMMAND CONFERENCE - TRANSFORMING THE GHANA POLICE SERVICE INTO A WORLD CLASS POLICE - THE ROLE OF REGIONAL COMMANDERS
IGP AT AGBOBLOSHIE, ACCRA
The IGP has visited one of the victims of the recent clashes at Agbogbloshie in Accra who was still on admission at the Korle Bu.
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