The former National Road Safety Ambassador, Mr. Gabby Adu Gyamfi has stated that it is “disheartening and alarming the rate at which accidents occur on our roads recently”
According to Mr. Adu-Gyamfi, it is about time government and all stakeholders sit up and take appropriate measures to help curtail these accidents that are happening on our roads.
The weekend was branded as a black weekend following the huge number of deaths that occurred on the roads.
It was reported that in the early hours of Friday 22nd of March a fatal accident occurred at Ampomakrom in the Kintampo South District of the Bono East Region killing over 60 people in the process.
The unfortunate incidence involved two buses with registration numbers, GT 5694 18 and GT 3916 17 that were coming from the opposite directions when they crashed head-on.
Report suggest that A VVIP branded bus veered into a ditch after the collision, and the other caught up in flames killing almost everyone on board.
According to the reports, both buses had over 50 passengers on board.
later in the morning, a similar accident also happened at Akumfi Dunkwa in the Central Region between a Metro Mass bus and a Yutong bus which also claimed about 10 lives.
Speaking to the Evening Mail, Mr. Adu-Gyamfi, who is now the CEO of Gabby Adu Gyamfi Road Safety Foundation, said he is puzzled at the rate of accidents that occur daily on our roads and asks why we are refusing to learn as a country.
In 2016 at the same spot on the Kintampo road and around this same time, a similar fatal accident occurred that claimed about 51 lives.
He has therefore called on the government and stakeholders to stop politicizing road safety issues and tackle the menace head on.
Source: The Evening Mail