Akufo-Addo urges police to implement Ebony committee report on road accidents

Akufo-Addo urges police to implement Ebony committee report on road accidents

President Akufo-Addo has called on the Ghana Police Service to speed up the implementation of the report which looked into the gory accident that claimed the life of late songstress, Ebony Reigns.

The dancehall artiste, born Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, passed in February 2018 after she was involved in a fatal car crash.

The talented singer died together with her best friend and military guard after their car rammed into another on the Sunyani-Kumasi highway.

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An inter-ministerial committee was subsequently set up and tasked to investigate the cause of said accident.

The committee was made up of the Minister for the Interior; the Minister of Roads and Highways; and the Minister of Transport.

Speaking at the end-of-year WASSA of the Ghana Police Service, President Akufo-Addo charged the Police to fast-track the implementation of the committee’s report.

According to him, the report is ready and has input from the Police Council, adding that he expects immediate action to curb road accidents.

As the police is the institution charged with the regulation of traffic on our roads, it is my hope that the recommendations will be speedily acted upon and outdoored as soon as possible,” the President said.

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This comes after many people were reported dead on Friday following separate road accidents in two regions.

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

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.

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