President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has approved an action plan to deal with road accidents in the country.

Following the upsurge in road accident, Nana Akufo-Addo set up a three-man committee comprising the Minister of Interior, Transport and Roads to develop a plan to help curb the menace.

Nana Akufo-Addo after receiving and reviewing the committee report has granted executive approval for its immediate implementation.

According to a statement from the Information Ministry, contained in the report are three key areas of action. These are:

1.Education

Resource the National Road Safety Commission to scale up public education and sensitisation on road safety with an additional GHS6.5million from the road fund

2.Enforcement

a. Enforcement of road traffic laws by the police through spot fines by automation of MTTD operations

b. Partner with private towing companies and Nationwide Traffic Management and Enforcement Limited (NTMEL) to vigorously enforce the regulation.

3.Engineering

Resource the Ghana Highway Authority, Department of Urban Roads and Department of Feeder Roads with at least GHS335million a year to provide signage and road markings for roads over a three year period.

At a meeting held on Monday, 16 April 2018, the committee tasked the Ghana police service, Road Safety Commission and other road sector agencies to immediately commence the enforcement of the action plan as approved by the president.

 

 

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