DCOP Frank Adu Poku, receiving the ignition keys to the vehicles, flanked by DCOP Rev. Ampah Bennin and other senior and junior police officers

ROAD SAFETY Management Service Limited (RSMSL) has donated ten vehicles comprising five wagons and five pick-ups with the face value of about $300,000 to the Ghana Police Service to boost its operations across the country.

The donation would ease the police of some of its logistical challenges as activities to the December polls and Christmas festivities draw near.

The Chief Executive Officer of the RSMSL, Air Commodore Basin Darry (rtd) said his outfit had since its inauguration few months ago, spread its tentacles across the length and breadth of the country and was enjoying fervent police support.

The donation is therefore to deepen RSMSL/Police collaboration to rid the streets off accident and disabled vehicles to reduce the spate of accidents on the roads.

He observed that since most accidents in the country were usually caused by such vehicles, RSMSL considered police partnership in fighting the menace important.

Together with the police, RSMSL would be able to a large extent tow such vehicles which contributes to road carnage in Ghana. So far RSMSL has been able to tow a record number of 903 vehicles. These comprise 516 disabled and 387 accident cars.

He hoped that the donation would ensure police officers to effectively locate such accident and abandoned cars on the roads and relay necessary information to his outfit to come to the rescue.

DCOP Frank Adu Poku, Director-General Services, who received the keys to the ten cars, assured management of RSMSL and the public that the vehicles would be used for the intended purpose, stressing the gesture was a true show of public/private partnership for development.

He promised to ensure that they were well maintained to maximize their usage. The police chief also tested the efficacy of the car by driving one of the five wagons.

Currently RSMSL has 38 tow trucks working in all ten regions of the country. It is expecting 25 more trucks by the end of this month including 10 flat bed vehicles and 15 12-tonner tow trucks.

By early next year, it would take delivery of 25 44-tonner tow trucks to further augment its occupational capability.

 BY Rocklyn Antonio

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