Police have ordered truckers and sand dealers to stop obstructing the roads as it launched operation to improve the free flow of traffic.

“It has come to the notice of the Inspector General’s Office that certain sand dealers and truckers are in the habit of piling up sand and gravel heaps around the Brufut Roundabout (Turntable) and around the Sukuta -Jabang traffic light junction or other diverse areas along the roads and highways thereby causing obstructions.

“All such sand dealers are advised to remove their heaps of sand and gravel from the roadsides with immediate effect. 

“Individuals who fail to do so until the commencement of the operation on the 26th July 2021, will face penalties in accordance with the laws,” the police said in a statement.

The police operation dubbed ‘clear roads’ will see police and their partners remove all wrongly parked vehicles, derelict vehicles, car tyres, vendors, stalls, building rubbles and other materials on the highways and roads.

It will start on Monday 26th of July 2021.

“The cooperation and compliance of the public, particularly sand dealers and truckers is highly solicited,” the police said.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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