I’m concerned about recent spate of road accidents – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that he is very much concerned about the recent spate of road accidents resulting in deaths and injuries.

The increasing rate of road accidents have become a subject of national concern.

In less than a week, at least 15 persons, including sensational singer Ebony Reigns, have been reported dead as a result of road accidents.

A report released by the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) last week stated that Ghana recorded 2,890 road crashes in 2017 as against 2,830 recorded over the same period in 2016.

The Parliamentary select committee on Roads and Transport is reported to have met with the  Management of Private Transport Operator VIP over the recent involvement of their fleet in several road crashes.

Over 10 people died and 30 others were injured after a VIP bus crashed at Nsawam in the Eastern region on Thursday January 25.

Earlier today, at least eight persons were reported dead after a 207 bus heading towards Accra from Amasaman crashed around Taifa junction on the N6 highway.

In a social media post, President Akufo-Addo said that he has asked the “Ministers for the Interior, Roads and Highways, and Transport to meet and come out with proposals immediately, to address this critical issue in order to improve the safety of our roads.”

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