Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije
November 4, 2021

The Member of Parliament for Ablekuma South and former Mayor of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije said the ongoing installation of CCTV camera project was an idea muted by the AMA in collaboration with the urban roads.

According to him whiles in office as Mayor of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, the idea of how to manage the traffic situation came to mind, so as part of adopting the best practices himself inclusive they moved outside Ghana to learn from the best practices.

In an interview with on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 he said he travelled together with a team to New York in the USA, Europe and China to look at their traffic management practices.

“One of the best practices we picked was the introduction of CCTV cameras in the capital city as part of managing the traffic flow in the city, so AMA adopted the practice and install cameras at various vantage points in the capital city”.

The Ablekuma South lawmaker further noted that the CCTV was to be backed with appropriate towing trucks and dispatch riders to keep the traffic of Accra flowing such that it could capture what happens on the N1 and major streets of Accra.

Again, “we could capture crime so that the police would use it”. It was as well meant to support the Transport Ministry in improving their works, he added.

This came in the wake of the National Security Minister coming to the floor of the House to update the House on the number of CCTV cameras so far installed in police stations across the country and commended those who brought up the idea of CCTV cameras.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/