The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) in the Brong Ahafo Region has engaged with the political parties in the region in an effort to reduce road accidents in the upcoming elections. The Engagement Dubbed: Save a Life, Save a Voter was aimed at reducing road carnage on the road before, during and after the elections.
The MTTD commander in the Sunyani Municipality Superintendent Daniel Oppong Asirifi stressed that avoidable road accidents mostly occurred during the elections. According to the commander, the successes of political campaigns depends widely by the drivers so therefore advised them to avoid reckless driving during these times.
According to him, massive police deployment would be done during the rallies to scare road users to drive with care.
Superintendent Asirifi expressed outlined over speeding, alcoholism and overloading as the major causes of road accident in the country.
Chairman of the program Nana Oboaman Bofotia Boamponsen, the Krontihene of Sunyani traditional area challenged the chiefs to take paramount interest in the safety of their citizens. He said that because every citizen belongs to a traditional area it is their responsible to save them. He advised all political parties to have safety officers during their rally and campaigns.
He revealed that American President Barrack Obama was wrong for his parlance that we need strong institutions meanwhile, he said Ghana rather needs strong men to manage the affairs of the institutions to make it strong.
The Secretary of GJA in the Brong Ahafo Region Larry Paa Kwesi challenged the media fraternity to spearhead the cause of road safety in the country. He revealed that it is the full responsibility of the media to ensure that emphasis is giving to road accidents in the Brong Ahafo region.
The Representative of the National Commission for Civic Education Assistant Director Mr.Ohene Ameyaw Domfeh underscored the importance for tolerance in the system.
He challenged the political parties to endeavor to understand the laws guiding elections. He indicated that parties should make use of the administrative resolution available to settle their wrangling.