Road accidents claimed more lives in January and February than Covid-19 - Road Minister

Road accidents claimed more lives in January and February than Covid-19 - Road Minister

- 517 road users lost their lives to fatal accidents between January and February of 2021

- These accidents have majority of victims being young adults

- Minister of roads has described the development as “shameful”

Road accidents cost 517 deaths between January and February of 2021, the Transport Minister says.

According to Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, the figure is triple that of Covid-19 deaths in the same period of review.

Making this revelation at the launch of the Easter Road Safety Campaign at Linda Door Rest Shop in the Eastern Region, the minister expressed that more younger adults were victim to these accidents.

“I have been saying that one life lost on the road as a result of a road accident that could have been prevented is shameful to us as a country. The most worrying aspect of the situation is that, we are losing quite a number of our youth. This cannot be allowed to continue. We want everybody alive to contribute to national development”, he noted.

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Road accidents claimed more lives in January and February than Covid-19 - Road Minister
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There has been a prison break attempt by twelve inmates who attacked a prison officer by a hot bowl of porridge at him.

This incident happened at the Zenu-Atadeka Police Station at the Kpone-Katamanso Municipality in Accra.

The orchestrated attack on the prison guard – according to Police reports, saw other inmates scramble to push open the prison gates as the prison guard struggled to catch sight of them.

Reports from the police reveals there is a manhunt for these inmates named; Basit Sulemana, Richard Remeo, Ibrahim Adams, Sulemana Karim, Musah Ali and Musah Ibrahim., Sulemana Ibrahim, Abu Sadiq, Mubarak Seiti, Ibrahim Fuseini, Aziz Fuseini and Amish Akorli.

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