The Brong Ahafo Regional office of the National Road Safety Commission, as part of efforts to reduce road accidents ahead of the Christmas Festivals has announced the schedule for the ‘Road Safety Week’ in Sunyani.

Mr. Agyabeng Mensah Abrampa, Regional Manager of the Commission disclosed that, the Road Safety Week has been slated from the 17th of November to 23rd November 2014, and will be under the Theme: “Empowering Passengers and Pedestrians to demand road safety.”

Mr. Mensah Abrampa added that, there will be a public transport day whereby well-endowed people in the society will leave their comfortable vehicles behind and join taxis and other public vehicles.

He cited that, They will deepen relations with the various unions and also intensify road safety campaigns ahead of the Christmas festivities. He add that, the Commission has started Kids clubs in the region to educate the young ones on road safety issues.

Mr. Agyabeng Mensah Abrampa called on all union groups to embark on road safety education for their drivers at least every one month.

Police Superintendent Daniel Oppong Asirifi, Brong Ahafo Regional Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service said, his outfit has received speed guns from the Road Safety Commission and will soon be on the roads to check over-speeding.

He said road safety issues is a shared responsibility and therefore called on the media to partner with the police service.

By: Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku (MR. KOK)

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