- Nana Addo has decried the increasing rate of road accidents in Ghana
- The president wants the ministers of interior and transport to deal with the issue
- A total of 2,076 persons died in road accidents in 2017 alone
President of the republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, has poured out his disappointment and worry over the increase in road accidents across the country.
From the beginning of the year, the country has suffered many road accidents with the recent being that which cost the life dancehall artiste, Ebony and two other friends of hers.
Nana Addo took to his Facebook page saying that he had instructed the ministers of interior and roads to find immediate solutions to the menace of road accidents in the country.
Reports from the National Road Safety Commission A total of 2,076 people died in road traffic accidents in 2017. In fact, 514 females, comprising 379 above 18 years and 135 below 18 years, were killed in 2017.
The breakdown of the category of motor vehicles involved is 8,080 commercial vehicles, 8,877 private vehicles, and 3,487 motorcycles. The number of motorcycles involved in accidents recorded in 2017 was 3,487. Eastern Region tops regional breakdown of deaths.
The regional breakdown of persons killed from highest to lowest is Eastern – 374; Ashanti – 335; Accra – 296; Brong Ahafo – 253; Central – 193; Northern – 136; Tema – 125; Western – 125; Volta – 120; Upper West – 61; and Upper East – 58.
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