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Cargo drivers ‘smuggling’ head potters to the North forced to change back again


Two cargo vehicles, every single carrying over 40 passengers, including small children, certain for Walewale in the North East Location from Accra, have been compelled to return.

They have been escaping the partial lock-down in opposition to Covid-19, which arrived into effect on Monday, March 30.

The two motorists had included the vehicles with tarpaulin to outwit security agents on the freeway but they ended up intercepted at Ejisu in Ashanti Location.

The folks, typically head potters and their small children, say they are currently being compelled by the lock-down to return to the North simply because they have no shelter to continue to be indoors in Accra.

1 of them, who identifies herself as Adiza instructed Luv FM that they would be much better off in Walewale than Accra through the lockdown interval.

“We are leaving Accra to the north mainly because of the distribute of the coronavirus, we really do not have any location to snooze so we have been stranded at Accra,” she reported.

The drivers say they acknowledged to transportation the gals and ladies on humanitarian grounds mainly because they experienced been stranded at the bus terminal for times.

“I was supposed to return to the north vacant but I realised the girls were being stranded at the bus terminal. So the leaders begged me to take them alongside for the reason that some of them ended up pregnant and others experienced newborn toddlers so I resolved to consider them alongside.”

Ejisu Municipal Main Executive, Beatrice Serwaa Derchie, expressed surprise the two vans managed to outwit protection at all checkpoints right until they ended up observed out at Ejisu.

“I can’t recognize how the vehicles managed to sneak as a result of all the police checkpoints on the stretch. The law enforcement have to up their match and search each and every auto completely to be certain the unfold of the virus is curbed.”

She wants military existence at all law enforcement checkpoints.

As these females and women are returned to Accra, there are considerations they could be at possibility of infection, having crammed them selves into the vehicles without the need of observing social distancing.

Authorities will have to locate proper approaches to address their worries in the fight from Covid-19.

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