A total of 62 NABCO personnel are to be deployed in the various accident prone areas in the Eastern Region to help reduce road carnages and to maintain road safety.
Speaking to Class News in Koforidua, the Eastern Regional Director for the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), Abdullai Bawa Ghamsah, said the Commission was collaborating with the NABCO to complement efforts of road safety staff to record less road accidents in 2019.
He said the 62 NABCO trainees would soon be taken through an orientation and subsequently deployed to the various districts, especially where accidents are high, to maintain road safety in such areas.
Mr. Ghamsah expressed happiness that the President’s special road safety exercise which started later last year was chalking appreciable successes since it has resulted in the reduction of all road carnage indicators in the region.
Last year, after the death of Ebony through a road accident, the President formed a committee to come up with ways road carnages could be tackled.
Among the several recommendations given, the President was advised to resource the NRSC and other institutions to embark on a special mission to maintain road safety.
As a result, a number of Ghanaians were employed and deployed on the roads to check speeding among others.
According to Mr. Ghamsah, that exercise has drastically brought down the statistics of road accidents in the Eastern Region.
He said, for instance, last year, January recorded a total of 39 deaths while in the same period this year, a total of 24 deaths were recorded, indicating about 40% reduction.
He therefore lauded the government for initiating that special exercise and urged that it continues since it would go a long way to reduce road carnages in the country.
Source : tnpnewsonline.com /Macanthony