The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Oli Best Road Safety Organization, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Kumasi Mr. Richard Kakari recognized as KK has stated, that the organization stands firmly in the fight to decrease impediment road fatalities on Ghanaians to 50 percent 2020.
Mr. KK made this pronouncement when Oli Best Road Safety Organization embarked on World Day Of Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims celebrated Third Week and First Sunday of every November under the theme “reduce road fatalities to 50 percent by 2020” at the De Graft Methodist Church, Asawase in the Kumasi metropolis.
The ceremony comprised special persons like ACP Kwaku Buah Manhyia Divisional Commander, Nana Yaa Asantewaa Amponsem Daaban Hemaa and many other dignitaries.
According the CEO road accidents have lost many Ghanaians lives over the years, therefore, Oli Best Road Safety Organization has set agenda to reduce road fatalities and serious injuries in the country by 2020.
He said statistics in the country points out that 6 people are killed every day by road accidents and 2,000 people die each year as a result of road accidents.
He continued that out of the 2000 people who die annually, 43 percent are pedestrians and 23 percent of the pedestrian’s death involved children below age 16. “This means that we are almost losing our families not by natural death but via road accidents”, he added.
However, in other to reduce road accidents in the country, all Ghanaians must rise and fight against the peril which has vanished countless lives more than any disease. He underlined.
He further, stated that Oli Best Road Safety Organization has taken it as a responsibility to reduce road fatalities hence all Ghanaians must join in the campaign to fight the canker.
He has appealed to the government and for that matter the police service to make effective enforcement on reckless drivers on the road.
He stated that “you can’t prevent road accidents without educating the public and without enforcing the laws regarding careless driving”.
Road safety has become a priority at the highest levels of global politics.
The Manhyia Divisional Commander ACP Kwaku Buah has also warned that drivers should not drive under the influence of alcohol or bad substance like marijuana, trammel and any other drugs that may lead accidents.
He said the laws governing driving prohibits taken in any alcohol or any bad drug when driving.
Consequently, all drivers should be vigilant in their daily activities especially in the coming Christmas.
Additionally, they should renounce excessive speeding, wrong overtaking and other forms of insubordinations expected to cause accidents.
According to him any person who would be caught in that act would be impeached.
He noted again that passengers, on the other hand, should refrain from given all sort of directives to drivers.