Hey! The year is almost over. We thank God for His goodness and mercy. Today, we looking at a crucial subject “Accra Traffic”. In fact traffic in Accra, Ghana and other parts of the city is overwhelming. Have you noticed heavy traffic jam can affect our health? Sometimes the traffic alone can frustrate you before you get to your work place or your final destination. Imagine sitting in “Trotro” (the commercial vehicle) for hours?
Sitting long hours in a car makes you feel uncomfortable and can affect either your back, waist, legs et cetera. A friend of mine couldn’t live in his own bungalow due to heavy traffic, so he relocated to their family house which is closer to his work place. Isn’t it sad! The environmental heat always caused his blood pressure to rise when in traffic Hmm! Don’t you think measures must be taken on this traffic issue? Seriously, there’s so much to discuss on this matter.
I am a victim of a scene where the traffic wasn’t moving for about twenty minutes, i felt uncomfortable and the heat engulfed me as if there was no air. This made me get down from my husband’s car before I was a bit relieved. I walked towards the traffic light to see what was happening. It was a “T Junction”, from makola towards fire service and the cars had jammed though the traffic light was working, two lanes had become three. Other vehicles were joining in hence the congestion. I waited at the traffic light for almost fifteen to twenty minutes before finally my husband got there and I sat in the car. Frankly speaking, the traffic situation in other parts of Accra put me off to go places. My husband sometimes spends more than three hours in traffic from Tema, before getting home and this truly saps energy.
Another instance was when one of my son’s mobile phone was stolen from the front passenger seat when returning home from work. Unfortunately the front door glass had been rolled down and two guys engaged him to buy some of their stuff in the traffic. He wasn’t interested so he shook his head, patiently waiting for the green light to turn on. To his surprise when he got home, his mobile phone had been stolen. Eiish! I’m sure most of us have had issues concerning this traffic scene.
Please let’s be on the alert. Christmas is approaching. Be cautious and roll your door glasses up a bit high while in traffic, especially in the evenings through the night. Thieves and pick pockets are all over. Anyway, my son has learnt his lesson. ☺
Wishing you all the best.