The Inspector General of Police has assured tomato traders and transporters of police and military escort to protect them against highway robbery.
This is in response to a petition by the group following persistent attacks on the Kumasi-Bolgatanga-Burkina Faso route, leading to the death of some members.
The traders are however yet to call off their strike.
The four-day old strike has resulted in shortage of tomatoes on the market affecting the prices of the few ones available.
The Ashanti Regional Deputy Police Commander, David Agyemang Adjem, addressed the striking tomato transporters and importers in Kumasi on Thursday evening.
He says security patrols will be intensified on the Kumasi-Bolgatanga-Burkina Faso route to curb the violent highway attacks.