Ghanaian leaders express concern and worry over increasing number of road deaths

Ghanaian leaders express concern and worry over increasing number of road deaths

President Akufo-Addo has joined Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and former president John Mahama to mourn the victims of the recent road accidents in the country.

Many people were reported dead following separate road accidents on Friday, March 22, 2019 in two regions.

Both accidents claimed close to 80 lives, with many more sustaining various degrees of injuries following the incident.

Ghanaian leaders express concern and worry over increasing number of road deaths

President Akufo-Addo. Source: Facebook/Nana Akufo-Addo
Source: Facebook

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The first accident occurred in the early hours of Friday, March 22, 2019 (around 2:00 AM) in the new Bono East region following a head-on collision between two buses.

Hours later on the same day, a second gory accident was reported at Ekumfi Dunkwa of the Central region.

The President, Vice President and former President Mahama have all sent words of commiseration to families and friends of the victims.

Speaking at the end-of-year WASSA of the Ghana Police Service, President Akufo-Addo consoled the families of the deceased.

Ghanaian leaders express concern and worry over increasing number of road deaths

One of the accident buses was burnt beyond recognition. Source: Graphiconline.com
Source: Facebook

My condolences to all the families and loved ones of the deceased. May the Almighty grant their souls peaceful rest.

Vice President Dr. Bawumia also tweeted: “My wife and I extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who sustained various levels of injuries, and others that lost their lives in the tragic road accidents which have occurred today in Ghana. 

“As a country we need to put in place appropriate measures to drastically reduce the occurrence of such mishaps.

“We wish the injured speedy recovery and may the souls of the departed rest in perfect peace,” he added.

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Meanwhile, ex-president Mahama also joined in commiserating with victims and bereaved families.

Our roads are becoming killing fields and road safety continues to be a major challenge. All stakeholders on road safety – the licensing authority, drivers’ unions, Police, Road safety commission, and Government – must not relent in their efforts to make our roads safer,” he wrote on Facebook.

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“My condolences and that of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) go to the families of the deceased persons. Our prayers are also with those injured and we beseech God to grant them a speedy recovery,” the NDC flagbearer added.

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