LET’S RESOLVE OUR TRAFFIC SAFETY WOES

Ghana yesterday woke up to the disturbing news of the fatal crash involving players and officials of Kumasi Asante Kotoko Football Club.

The news shocked the nation and elicited outpouring of grief and goodwill from a cross section of Ghanaians.

One person was reportedly killed while some of the players and the head coach sustained various degrees of injury.

The crash occurred on the Kumasi-Nkwakwa road, a notable accident-prone stretch of the highway on the Accra-Kumasi road.

It is for this reason that the crash did not only disturb Ghanaians, but shocked many that it occurred on the stretch of road that is accident prone.

Indeed, the accident brought into sharp focus the country’s road safety woes.

Many people have lost their lives in similar accidents in the past and the country would mourn, grief and go to sleep.

The Times can bet that even though the country is outraged over the crash, nothing would be done to ensure that accidents caused by human error are eliminated on our roads.

The accident which occurred on Wednesday evening is attributable to human error and could have been avoided.

We must be thankful though that the casualty was low although one person unfortunately died.

Our anger is that we turn a blind eye to the dangers on our roads until a fatal crash occurs and kills people.

The outpouring of grief, as well as the goodwill messages are not enough.

We must resolve to tackle the indiscipline on the roads head on and apply the laws strictly to get everyone to obey traffic regulations.

We are losing one too many lives and must take action now to avoid such accidents in future.

Although we are saddened by the news, we are encouraged by the overwhelming expression of support and sympathies from all over the country.

We join the rest of the country to express our heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family and the entire Kotoko fraternity and wish those injured a speedy recovery.

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