March 11, 2017

First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei Owusu has urged the need for a dedicated focus on addressing human behavior which has been the number one cause of most accidents on the country’s roads.

According to him, studies have shown that attitudes of road users especially drivers have been responsible for majority of accidents recorded across cities and towns hence the need to address it.

Ironically, Mr Osei Owusu who is the Member of Parliament for Bekwai observed drivers are rather careful on bad roads whiles the worst accidents occurred on the finest of roads in the country.

The former Chief Executive Officer of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) called for a deepen enforcement of laws and punishment of wrong doers.

The MP has therefore called for unity of purpose as he proposed the introduction of spot fines.

He noted that the fear of losing elections by the various political actors is not helping efforts to ensure safety on our roads.

The Chairman of the Appointments Committee said it is time for all to think as one political class for the benefit of all the citizenry.

By Christian Kpesese/