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Enforce road traffic regulations to make travelling safe – Pentecostal Council

PThe Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council has appealed to stakeholders in the road safety sector to enforce road traffic regulations to make Ghana’s roads safe for travelling.

A statement issued by the General Secretary of the Council, Reverend Emmanuel Barrigah, in Accra yesterday urged the government, National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) and the Ghana Police Service to work with the laws to address growing cases of road crashes.

It asked drivers and passengers to be proactive in enforcing safety measures.

“Drivers should not drive when drunk or tired and passengers should help to identify any such deficiencies and risks that could endanger their lives by taking the necessary action,” the statement noted.

It commended the government for absorbing the treatment costs for victims of recent accidents in hospitals and expressed gratitude to emergency services, the paramedics, the medical personnel and the media for the roles in evacuating the death and the injured.

“We note with deep concern the rise of accidents in recent times which we think are way too many. We use this opportunity to commiserate with the family of the deceased and to wish them God’s strength in this time of sorrow,” the statement noted.

The statement was on the back of two gory accidents that occurred last Friday on the Techiman – Kintampo and Winneba – Cape-Coast highways which claimed 90 lives and several others sustaining various injuries.

The Ghanaian Times gathered that the accident which occurred on the Techiman-Kintampo road was as a result of a head on collision between an ANKAI VVIP bus with registration number GT 3916-17 with passengers on board from Accra to Bolgatanga and a Kia Granbird bus with registration number GT 5694-18 also with passengers travelling from Garu in the Upper East Region to Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

About 10 people also lost their lives in another fatal accident which occurred at Ekumfi Dunkwa on the Winneba-Cape Coast Highway in the Ekumfi District of the Central Region.

The accident involved a Yutong bus which was travelling from Takoradi to Accra and a Metro Mass Transit bus heading towards Cape Coast.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo expressed the state’s condolence to the families of the victims of the horrific accidents.

“May the Almighty grant their souls peaceful rest,” the President said when he delivered an address at the annual West African Security Service Activities (WASSA) get-together of the Ghana Police Service.

By TIMES REPORTER

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