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MTTD personnel warn against unethical practices

By Kodjo
Adams, GNA

Accra, Aug. 21, GNA – DCOP Maxwell Atingane,
Director General in charge of Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of
the Police Service has warned personnel to be professional, saying the
department is not an avenue for getting quick money by indulging in unethical
acts.

DCOP Atingane said the police administration
would be vigilant and keep a close eye on any personnel found in any act of
unprofessionalism and would be dealt with according to the law, since such
unhealthy practices affect the image of the Service.

He gave the warning in Accra on Monday at the
opening of a training programme for the restructuring of MTTD.

The one-week orientation programme brought
together 390 personnel from Accra as part of the service quests to build their
capacity and help them to discharge their duties in an effective and efficient
manner.

The Director General said the programme was
also a means of providing the relevant human potential to effect the desired
changes envisaged by the Inspector General of Police to transform the service
through a comprehensive reform strategy.

He said discipline was the hallmark of the
service, stressing that the traffic police were the eye of the police service,
hence the need to be more professional in the course of performing their
legitimate functions to meet the demands of the public.

DCOP Atingane announced that every MTTD
personnel must be seen in their traditional dress, that is the white tunic,
comeo and the black trousers as an identity of traffic officers among others
and allow the personnel to be seen by motorists in the course of duty.

“It also enhances conspicuity in the
event of poor visibility,” he added.

DCOP Atingane said the police administration
was in the process of procuring the right tools and accoutrement for use by the
personnel to match international standards.

He urged participants to make good use of the
training course to enhance performance, saying it was the expectation that the
theoretical and practical aspects of the programme would increase their
knowledge to enforce traffic rules and regulations accordingly.

Participants will be taken through topics such
as Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism of Traffic Police officers, Traffic
Enforcement Accident, Investigation Measurement and Interpretation, Overview of
Road Safety Problem, How to build Accident Case Docket among others.

GNA

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