-President Mahama has charged the newly sworn in Inspector General of Police, John Kudalor to put measures in place to avert road accidents
- COP Kudalor was sworn in at the Flagstaff house today
- President Mahama reveals that Ghana remains one of the African states with the leading deaths in road accidents
President Mahama has sworn into office the Inspector General of Police, COP John Kudalor at the Flagstaff house calling on him to implement the necessary measures to avoid road accidents
Commenting on the gory road accident at Kintampo which claimed the lives of about 60 Ghanaians, President Mahama lamented over what he revealed to be Ghana's poorest ranking when it comes to road safety.
“The 60 of our compatriots, who died in the accident on the Kintampo road, I believe that the Police Service is working with the National Road Safety Commission to continue to do its best to see how we can bring down the rate of vehicle accidents," Mahama revealed.
Meanwhile IGP John Kudalor promised his resolve to ensure that all rules and regarding road safety are strictly adhered to.
“With this ghastly incident happening, which is one too many, we are going to go back to the board and ensure that our men on the road also implement the law to its letter to ensure that lives are saved,” he revealed.
COP John Kudalor has since November 2015 been acting IGP following the retirement of the former, Mohammed Alhassan.
READ ALSO: 30 students get “de-boardinised” from OWASS
The gory accident on Wednesday involved a Kumasi bound Metro Mass bus which collided head on with a truck loaded with tomatoes believed to be traveling from Navrongo - an incident saw several of the passengers trapped in the mangled bus as the locals struggled to cut the vehicles to retrieve the dead and those alive.
Since his appointment he has effective major changes in the police service and also pledged much preparedness ahead of the November 7th general elections.