Tomato transporters, traders to get police escort as robbery attacks escalate

Tomato transporters and traders will now get police escort to be assigned to their vehicles to ensure safe passage on the Tamale-Bolgatanga highway.

This is in response to rampant targeted attacks on tomatoes trucks and traders on the highways.

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh, has already deployed armed men from the Counter-Terrorism and other units of the Ghana Police Service to secure the various routes.

These attacks led to a street protest in Kumasi by the tomatoes traders and truck drivers who called for enhanced security after some members were killed and others injured by the robbers.

Speaking after meeting leadership and members of the Ghana National Tomato Transporters and Importers Association in Kumasi, Deputy Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP David Agyemang Adjem appealed to the traders to remain calm as the police work tirelessly to address their concerns.

Chairman of the Association, Eric Tuffour described the move as welcoming but says the Association will engage the police to ensure that its members are protected.

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