April 19, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Bekwai, Joseph Osei- Owusu has called on drivers and pedestrians alike to observe basic road regulation and conform to them as that is the only means of ensuring safety on the roads during the period of Easter.

The festive season of Easter has recorded a lot of road accidents over the years due to the fact that many people travel from the cities to their home towns to join their families celebrate the important occasion.

The Kwahu area in the Eastern Region has been the destination for most Easter revelers with the crash prone roads being the Suhum through to the Nkawkaw stretch.

Road safety education for drivers, passengers and pedestrians has been intensified by stakeholders including personnel of the National Road Safety Commission and the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit of the Police Service to minimize the rate of accidents.

Speaking to ghanamps.gov.gh, the Member of Parliament for Bekwai Joseph Osei Owusu, noted that most of the accidents recorded in Ghana have been due to human errors which could have been avoided if drivers and pedestrians were a bit careful.

He urged drivers not to see driving as just for fun during these festivities but to treat it as a responsibility to ensure that they keep their passengers safe and comfortable from take-off to their destination.

Hon. Osei –Owusu who is also the former DVLA Boss stated that passengers should be bold to complain whenever drivers engage in careless driving.

“My advice to drivers and passengers is that as we prepare for the resurrection of Christ, the resurrection is about life and that everybody should be made to witness the rising of Christ, drivers and passengers must therefore be cautions in this regard’’ he said.

Story by: Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh