The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has called on the Akufo-Addo-led administration to take pragmatic actions to prevent what it describes as ‘needless’ fatal road crashes that the nation had witnessed in recent times.
According to the party, such carnage on our roads, especially the one which happened on Friday, March 22, 2019 on the Techiman-Kintampo road in the Bono East Region and that of the Ekufi-Winneba-Accra in the Central Region, which claimed about 70 people lives were avoidable.
The PPP in a statement issued and signed by its Director of Communication, Paa Kow Ackon, charged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to take action now to save lives.
According to the PPP director of communication, the party was aware of reports and recommendations that have been kept on the shelves to gather proverbial dust.
That kind of approach, the statement stressed, was unacceptable since every Ghanaian’s life was important.
The statement said the PPP was gravely concerned about the lack of sustained action on the part of successive administrations to adequately resource road safety institutions to ensure they deliver on their mandates of education and enforcement of rules towards the prevention of avoidable fatal road crashes.
“Our hearts and minds are with the bereaved families and pray for the souls of the dead to rest in peace, as we wish the injured speedy recovery and full restoration.
“While we appreciate the traditional messages of condolence from leading members of the previous and current administrations, the need to take concrete actions beyond committee reports must not be lost on the current administration imbued with state authority and resources to find a lasting solution to the problem,” it added.
Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH
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