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NTB Type
7.3. Corruption  
Multiple Police Checkpoints and harassment in the northern section of the Tema – Paga Corridor . Multiple complaints received from drivers especially from Techiman, Tamale and Babato. The police demand money from the drivers before releasing them though all their documentation are in order. This delays the drivers for very long hours.  
Progress update note
Police contacted via phone to deal with specific reported cases. Meeting formally requested with the IGP to work together on a strategic solution to the problem.

Progress :
20th March . Initial meeting held with Ghana Police Service . As other stakeholders have requested for meetings on the same issue, a multi stakeholder meeting will be planned shortly.

Progress :
28th March. A multi stakeholder meeting was held with the police service to review the problem of harassment at multiple police checkpoints along the corridor. Stakeholders included BA, National Facilitation Committee Secretariat, Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority, Trade Hub Network, Burkina Shippers Council, Ghana Shippers Authority. Police Service acknowledged the gravity of the problem and called for an action plan to resolve harassment issue.

Progress :
8th April 2015 . Meeting held to review the multi stakeholder action plan. Actions planned include Corridor Monitoring, Sensitization and Publicity (Stickers and Billboards to publicize Police Service Help lines), Press Release from Ghana Police Service to prohibit stopping of transit vehicles along the corridors, Police Service to issue Directive to enforce wearing of ID by all Police Officers on Duty, design of a compliance document to ensure all truck and cargo requirements are met on departure from Tema Port , caravan on the Kumasi-Paga section of the corridor, meeting with Regional Police Commanders, etc. A follow up meeting is planned within a month.  
Policy or regulatory NTB
Ghana: Tamale South (Check Points (Road))  
Reporting Country
Reporting Town
Date of incident
In process  
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Total value
Date reported
2014-11-24 13:07  
2014-11-24 13:10