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Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate

The Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate is an agency under the Ghana Police Service. MTTD is responsible for road safety in Ghana; the MTTD was established in 1952. MTTD was known as the Ghana Police Traffic Unit. In 1981, the Justice Archer commission, reviewed the MTTD's function and accredited it as the National MTTD; the MTTD is headed by the Commander of the MTTD. The MTTD's head reports to the Inspector General of Police; the current head of the MTTD is ACP Sarpong. The MTTD educates road users on accident-free road practices by training pedestrians; the members of the MTTD are trained to spot and arrest offending motorists. The MTTD records all accidents and publishes the statistics on a quarterly basis in print and electronic media. Personnel of the MTTD enforce traffic regulations; the MTTD is in-charge of escort for the President of Ghana and foreign dignitaries. In the investigation of road accidents, the MTTD initiates the investigation and hands it over to the DVLA; the MTTD has 1500 personnel nationwide.

These personnel are trained by the various Ghana Police Service training academies and posted to all the district police stations to work hand in hand with the police personnel in ensuring road safety in the area. The MTTD in the pursuit of its functions works with other agencies of state to reduce road accidents, they include: National Road Safety Commission Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority Ghana Police Service The Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate promotes road safety through a structured programme it employs named the four Es. They are: Enactment of laws and traffic regulations to govern road use in Ghana Education for road users Engineering the construction of feeder and urban roads, Zebra crossing and road signs Emergency medical services for accident victims Road accidents are a important national issue. Statistics show. In 2005, there was 16% increase in road accidents as compared to the preceding year. Between 2007 and 2010 the MTTD reported that at least 6000 people had died due to road accidents with an additional 40000 injured within the same interval.

From January to May 2011, the MTTD convicted about 1800 road users for various road offenses with fines 400,000 cedi being charged. Offenders who were found guilty of grave road offenses within the period; the MTTD in the pursuit of its functions faces challenges. They include: Inadequate law enforcement equipment such as breathalyzer Limited towing and recovering trucks for broken down vehicles The MTTD is a branch of the Ghana Police Service and is under the Ministry of Interior. MTTD is financed by the police budget; the National Road Safety Commission supports the MTTD by providing logistics

Israeli Educational Television

The Israeli Educational Television was a state-owned public terrestrial television network which used to concentrate on producing and broadcasting programs for school children. The first Israeli children's show, featuring Kishkashta, aired on Channel 1 in the 1980s. However, since the 1980s, IETV began to produce TV magazines and programs aimed at adults and senior citizens. IETV was established in 1965 as a joint project of the Israeli Ministry of Education and the Rothschild Foundation, it was the first television station in Israel, its first broadcast, launched in March 1966, was the first television transmission in Israel. In those days the Israeli government was reluctant to introduce television transmissions claiming it would lead to cultural decadence; however limited broadcasts as an instructional tool were approved. The first transmission was launched on 24 March 1966. Levi Eshkol, the Israeli prime minister, pressed a symbolic button to mark the beginning of the transmission. Lord Jacob Rothschild delivered a speech on behalf of the Rothschild Fund.

The then-called Instructional Television Trust opened its regular transmission with televised broadcasts of Mathematics and English classes. 60 television sets were distributed to 32 schools to receive the first broadcasts and comment on their quality. As from the early 1970s and until the early 1990s it was known as the Instructional Television Centre. Within its first year of existence the IETV expanded its infrastructure, began to broadcast nationwide. On 2 May 1968, it began to share its channel with the newly established IBA's general public channel; the two organizations would share a single channel for many years to come, the only Israeli television channel until the late 1980s, when the experimental transmissions of the Israeli Channel 2 started. When the Channel 2 commercial channel launched in 1993, IETV received dedicated slots with commercial inserts. On June 6, 1995 IETV launched another 24/7 dedicated new channel "Educational 23" which ran on cable television and from 2001 on YES - Israel's only DTH.

The station has remained an autonomous unit of the Ministry of Education, broadcast more than 200 hours of programming every week. In December 2013, the channel re-branded as Educational, focused on a new children and educational programming schedule from 5:00am Israel Time, as well as adult educational schedule from 8:00pm Israel Time; the channel has started to upload its shows to their official YouTube channel before they broadcast on television. Following a reform in public broadcasting initiated by the government and approved by the Knesset in the summer of 2014, the Israeli Broadcasting Authority was replaced in 2017 by the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation. On 14 August 2018, the Educational Network was shut down and has been replaced by a new kids and youth channel Kan Educational, a part of the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation. Television in Israel Israel Broadcasting Authority Israeli Broadcasting Corporation IETV official site