The Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Ms Elizabeth Sackey, yesterday inaugurated ‘Road Safety Enhancement Works,’ on the London Market Street in James Town to promote road safety.
She said a summary report on road traffic deaths for Accra from 2018 to 2020 indicated the London Market Street in James Town as one of the hotspots, and therefore the need to embark on the project.
“This corridor was therefore selected to be given some road safety enhancement facelifts to reduce road crashes and its related fatalities,” she said.
According to the MCE road lines properly marked on the entire stretch to delineate the travel lanes, related warning and mandatory safety signs and wider lanes have been narrowed slightly to help reduce vehicular speeds.
She was optimistic these interventions would ensure the safety of road users as well as ensure a sense of belongingness by the community.
Madam Sackey advised road users within the catchment area to abide by the road safety regulations to save lives.
She commended partners who helped in road safety enhancement works, “With support from Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS), World Resources Institute (WRI) we have been able to implement road safety inspection recommendations on this corridor in promoting safety on our roads”.
Mr Samuel Boamah Danquah, a representative, BIGRS, expressed the hope that the project would help to reduce road crashes in the said communities.
In another development, Ms Sackey donated medical equipment such as plastic aprons, surgical caps and trousers and face masks, among others, to the Kaneshie Poly Clinic.
“We have in our hands these items to help you in the care you give to patients and also to enrich the work of the caregivers to work effectively and efficiently,” she said
Dr Mrs Abena Okoh, Metropolitan Director of Health Services who received the items expressed gratitude to the AMA for the gesture, and said the items would provide them with vital signs and the right intervention needed to save lives.
“So with these personal protective equipment, the clients would be protected, health staff will also be protected so that we make sure that the right infection practices are observed at the right time to provide effective and efficient health services to our clients,” she said.#
BY AGNES OPOKU SARPONG