October 7, 2019

The Accra Central Commander of the Police Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD), Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Anderson Fosu-Anckaah has called for the formulation and strategies to enforce policies and institutional coordination to deal with road crashes.

According to the MTTD Assistant Commander there is the need to understand the magnitude of traffic deaths, injuries and crashes as well as road user.

He further added that there is the need to think about the geographical areas, risk factors contributing to the crashes in a particular space, time and institutional structures necessary to address the road traffic problems.

ACP Anderson Fosu-Anckaah who was speaking at at the launch of he report .also noted that “All road safety stakeholders must adopt the findings of the report in order to improve road safety outcomes in Accra”, he said.

A representative of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Dr. Sarah Nana Yeboah said the hospital has created an emergency society chapter aimed at sharing best practices in solving emergency health cases across the city.

“Serious injuries and death on the roads are not random accidents they are preventable, and the detailed analysis in this report shows where and for whom prevention affords need to be targeted so that fewer Accra dwellers die on the roads”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com