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You have two months to remove your sirens – Henry Quartey warns Ministers, deputies, others



Henry Quartey, Greater Accra Regional MinisterHenry Quartey, Greater Accra Regional Minister


• President Akufo-Addo has directed his ministers, deputies and some appointees to stop using sirens

• He also announced plans to regulate the use of sirens

Henry Quartey, the Greater Accra Regional Minister has given all persons not captured by the directive on persons with the permission to use sirens, two months to remove them from their cars.

Henry Quartey said on Peace FM that he is prepared to crackdown on the use of unauthorized sirens in the capital.

“We are giving notice to anyone who uses siren in Accra to remove it by July. It’s in your own interest to remove it. Because after July we’ll enforce the laws backed by the act. We are giving people two months to comply,” he said.

He also disclosed plans by government to strictly regulate the use of sirens by enforcing the directive on persons and institutions eligible to acquire sirens.

He warned that anyone seen driving a car with a siren after the period will have the car impounded and dealt with in accordance with the law.

GhanaWeb on Wednesday broke the news of a directive from the presidency which barred ministers, deputies, CEOs of public agencies, MMDCEs among others from using sirens.

The presidency also detailed the cars or persons clothed by the law to use sirens.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the said ban on the use of sirens covers Ministers, deputy ministers and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCES), CEO’s of government agencies and some staff of the presidency.”

List of entities permitted to install and use sirens

1. A government vehicle used for official purposes by the Head of State

2. A Police vehicle

4. A motor vehicle used as an ambulance by a hospital or clinic

5. A motor vehicle used by other recognized Government security agencies

6. A bullion vehicle registered by the Licensing Authority.



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