MTTU personnel educated on ECOWAS Brown Card

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

The Ghana National Bureau of the ECOWAS Brown Card Insurance Scheme, the organisation responsible for coordinating the activities of the ECOWAS Brown Card Insurance Scheme in the country, has organised a training workshop for the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service in Accra.

The workshop was held at the National Insurance Commission auditorium in Accra.

The Chief Executive of the Ghana National Bureau of the scheme, Mr Gabriel Glover, said at the opening ceremony that the bureau recognised the role the MTTU plays in safeguarding citizens and promoting trade in the sub-region.

“It is deemed that police officers should have an in-depth knowledge of the operations of the scheme to enable them to effectively handle ECOWAS Brown Card cases,” Mr Glover added.

He said for national security and crime detection, law enforcement agencies such as the Police, the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority and the Ghana Immigration Service had a duty to check the validity or otherwise of Brown Cards presented at the various entry and exit points in the country.

Over 40 MTTU officials drawn from Accra, Kasoa and Tema attended the workshop. They were taken through the features of the new secure ECOWAS Brown Card, claims procedures and the role of the police in the implementation of the scheme.

The workshop is the first in the series of workshops being organised for the police throughout the country.

A similar one is to be organised at the Akatsi District Assembly Hall for some police personnel in the Volta Region and other areas on April 10, 2013.