Thomas Bismark Boakye, the Western Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), has revealed that road accidents claimed the lives of about 125 people in the region in 2017.
He indicated that a survey was conducted which revealed that most people who created problems on the road were personnel of the security services, staff of banks operating in the area and workers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).
Mr Boakye revealed this during this year’s Incident Command and Control Programme organized by his outfit for senior officers of the security services, safety and transport managers from selected organizations and journalists.
According to him, it was pathetic to note that most security personnel in the area drove in their uniforms without license and road worthiness documents adding, “They are messing up; things are not going on well so we need to sit them up.”
He continued, “This is a forum to discuss all these issues and I am appealing to the security personnel who offend road safety regulations to desist from that, otherwise they will be made to face the law.”
He pointed out that he had already engaged personnel of the various security services on the need to comply with road safety regulations to ensure sanity on the road.
He also asserted that some public workers, particularly from ECG who drive government vehicles were sometimes seen misbehaving on the road. He explained that the essence of the Incident Command Programme was to among other things, remind the security personnel of their respective duties at accident or emergency scenes.
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