President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has tasked drivers in the country to adhere to road safety regulations to ensure that this year’s Easter celebrations are without road carnage.
Addressing commercial drivers in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, the president challenged motorists to reduce road accidents in the festive period.
“This Easter, we should make it a matter of concern that this year, the accidents on our roads during the Easter period, we’ll bring them down. Everyone should decide that we are going to observe the rules on the road and make this Easter the best in terms of casualties and accidents on our roads this year. This is my biggest wish I put before you. Help me realise it.”
He also said the government was going to review the regulations that guide the transportation industry in Ghana.
“We must sit down and take a look at all the regulations in the ransport sector. We’re going to do that with you to make sure that there is proper licensing and a proper registration system in place that will protect all of us. So I’m giving you that assurance.
According to statistics from the National Road Safety Commission, between January 2016 and November 2016, Ghana recorded 11, 378 accidents involving 17,746 vehicles and producing 12,154 casualties.