As Muslims in Ghana prepare to celebrate this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday July 18, the Police are warning celebrants to obey road traffic regulations during their merrymaking to avert the loss of lives and property.
Muslims in Ghana are joining the rest of the world to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, which is an Islamic festival celebrated to mark the end of Ramadan, a month long fasting period for Muslims.
Reckless driving of cars and riding of motorbikes become the order of the day in some communities whenever the youth mark the celebrations, and in some instances innocent lives are lost through avoidable accidents.
However the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service which is committed to ensuring an incident free Eid celebration has warned that road traffic regulation will be strictly enforced.
In an interview on Kasapa 102.3 FM Friday, National Director of Education and Research of the MTTD, DSP Alexander Obeng stated that whoever flouts the regulations will have himself to blame.
“We will be very visible on the roads to ensure that this celebration ends peacefully, we will not hesitate to take on whoever engages in careless acts which may cause accidents”.