National Road Safety boss believes Ghana isn't doing badly because others are worse

National Road Safety boss believes Ghana isn't doing badly because others are worse

The chief executive of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) is coming under attack for implying that other countries have worse road casualties than Ghana.

May Obiri-Yeboah, the chief executive of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) on March, 25, 2019, in an interview on Joy FM intimated that other countries have a worse road safety record than Ghana.

The road safety advocate was trying to allay fears that road accidents have spiralled out of control. She was also trying to defend the work her outfit and the police were doing.

She is quoted as saying: "Let us not focus on the numbers. We have had a certain number of accidents, but do you know what other countries have had?"

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We are doing all we can within our mandate to help reduce accidents on our roads. We are going to schools to educate our children on how to cross the roads safely."

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Predictably, the comments of Obiri-Yeboah did not sit well with a lot of people Twitter who did not miss the opportunity to give her pieces of their mind.

Experienced journalist Veronica Commey called the comments "dump" (sic).

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Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that more than 10,000 Ghanaians were killed through road accidents between 2014 and 2018.

This is according to figures from the NRSC on the number of casualties within the period.

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Source: Yen

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