The National Road Safety Commission in the Ashanti Region has revealed that 265 people have lost their lives through road accidents from January to September 2018 in the region alone.
The Commission has described the situation as alarming warning that the figure may rise further if stringent measures are not put in place to arrest the situation.
The Ashanti Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Commission, Ing. Samuel Obeng Asiamah in an interview with Ultimate FM stated that the Commission will adopt new measures to sensitize road users to curb the trend.
“This is a huge number, this is a number that is human resource capital to the nation in some cases we should call this an alarming situation where we should have a three-day mourning for something to be done about this issue. Because for 265 people to die on our roads is something that is alarming and this in only in the Ashanti Region, and these are provisional figures. It’s likely to go up when we confer with the hospitals.
“Initially, commercial vehicles were higher than private but now it looks like private vehicles are also becoming an issue. Going forward we need to we strategize on the way we do our education to a more direct campaign,” Ing. Samuel Obeng Asiamah noted.
Last year 2017, it was reported that, 2,076 people died through road traffic accidents, 8 people less than the 2016 figure which was 2,084.
The National Road Safety Commission ( NRSC), is a body which has been established by an act of Parliament with the mandated to play a lead role in championing, promoting, and coordinating road safety activities in Ghana.
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