June 11, 2018

Ranking Member on the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee and Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini has raised concerns about the redesigning of vehicles originally built to carry goods to commercial passenger (trotro) vehicles in the country.

He observed that most of these reconfigured trotro vehicles do not have seat belts and contributes to the carnage on Ghana’s roads.

Contributing to a statement on the floor of Parliament concerning poor state of roads in the country, the former Minister for Roads and Highways also identified fatigue driving by long distance drivers as another cause of road crashes.

The MP urged the need for officers of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service to up their game by arresting and punishing those who violate road traffic regulations.

He acknowledged that the road sector is capital intensive, stating that investment in Ghana’s road infrastructure alone stands more than $ 7 billion.

Mr. Fuseini urged the Ministry of Finance to help improve resource allocation to the Roads and Highways Ministry to enable it to fulfill its mandate.

By Christian Kpesese/ ghanamps.com