Kintampo Accident
Kintampo Accident

Mr Frank Fuseini Adongo, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku West Constituency, has expressed condolences to the families in the Bawku Traditional Area who lost their relatives in the recent accident on the Techiman–Kintampo road.

In a statement signed by the MP, who is also the Deputy Upper East Regional Minister and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Bolgatanga, the Minister sympathized with Naba Aburago Asigri Azoka II, the overlord of the Bawku Traditional Area, for losing many of the people from the area.

It would be recalled that the accident, which occurred on March 22, claimed over 60 lives.

Mr Adongo explained that the leadership of the New Patriotic Party was very shocked and disturbed by the Techiman–Kintampo road accidents including others that occurred within the same period.

He debunked claims that the MPs ignored the accident victims and said there was no way as MPs who represented their constituents would engage in such negative attitudes, and called on Ghanaians who peddled such information to desist from it.

He said government would do everything possible within its means to help minimize the canker and appealed to stakeholders including drivers, passengers, transport owners and road regulatory bodies to play their respective roles to avoid such disasters.

The MP who blamed most of the road accidents in the country on drivers, driving long distances without taking enough rest, further underscored the need for the leadership of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), the Police Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) to ensure that vehicles on the country’s road were road worthy.

He gave the assurance that the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council together with the Municipal and District Assemblies in the region would soon collaborate with the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), the MTTD , the Road Safety Commission, the GPRTU and the DVLA to undertake routine public education and sensitization programmes to help reduce the menace.

The MP called on all stakeholders including Civil Society Organizations, Traditional and Religious leaders including heads of public institutions and the media to join the crusade to help prevent premature deaths through accidents.

“What is very sad and worrisome is that most of the victims of road accidents are usually the breadwinners and when they die through these unwanted and preventable road accidents, their family members especially their children and wives, suffer the most”, the MP indicated.

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