The overlord of the Ashanti Kingdom, His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has tasked the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) to go hard on abusers of traffic regulations.
The Asantehene made the call when a delegation from the National Road Safety Authority paid a courtesy call on him at his palace.
The delegation was at the King’s Palace to appeal to him to come on board as a Road Safety Ambassador for the organization.
Reacting to some concerns in the delegation’s address, the King said his palace (Manhyia) does not issue special stickers for cars.
‘My child during his address said some people in Kumasi are putting certain stickers on their cars. Manhyia has not issued any sticker to anyone that prevents them from stopping whenever they are being stopped. Neither have I informed the police and Road Safety Authority not to arrest anyone because I have given them certain documents.
‘Everybody at all can print my photo and post it on a car. Is my photo a license that gives immunity? No, arrest whoever and when it comes to my attention I will come and verify if it is my car or not. None of my cars has my photos plastered around it. My cars have no photos, so no one can paste my photo on his car and claim he is from Manhyia. Manhyia does not issue license’. He added.
According to him, he has always ensured that his cars are drivers have the necessary documentation.
Consequently, he called on the law enforcement agencies to clamp down on individuals including some of his chiefs who may toy with the idea of using name to justify their lawlessness.