Even as the recent hike in road crashes has invited many citizens, stakeholders and opinion leaders to poke their nose into the canker and seek for measures to redress these road accidents, lack of logistics at the National Road Safety Authority also needs to be addressed.
While media education is intensified and the appropriate platforms used for informing road users on how to drive, travel or walk and arrive safely, the death rate at the end of the first quarter has increased.
Previously, statistics had it that 6 persons die everyday as a result of road accident but at the end of the first quarter, statistics has proven that today 9 persons die from road accident and who is to blame?
The National Raid safety Authority, undoubtedly is poised at doing all it could to help save precious souls of Ghanaians but lack of logistics mares their progress.
In the eastern region, our checks reveal that the whole region thrives on only one vehicle. Though they used to have two vehicles until one broke down and now all the 33 districts in the eastern region rely on only one vehicle for road monitoring.
Despite their zeal and inputs in seeing to addressing the menace, monitoring is reduced due to lack of vehicle neither do they have a single motorbike.
On the other hand, the human resource capacity in the region has been improved and the level of education, undoubtedly has increased but the attention in terms of logistics released to fight Galamsey, Covid-19, and to Free SHS, same cannot be said about fighting road crashes in Ghana.
Meanwhile, road crashes is killing more than the deadly Covid-19 pandemic. At the end of the first quarter, about 771 souls were lost.
By: Nana Gyasi | Radio 1 | Ghana
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