Let’s ensure accident free Christmas festivities; Transport Union Chairman urges road users

Nana Asafoankye Badu, a.k.a ‘Anyen Mpo Suro’, the National chairman of Concerned Transport Operators Union of T.U.C, on Sunday December 9, 2018, called on drivers, passengers, the police service and other road users to do well to avoid accidental cases on our roads during and after this year’s Christmas celebrations.

In an exclusive interview at Wasa Akropong with Rivers FM’s Kaakyire Kwasi Afari, the Union chairman who doubles as Wasa Amenfi East New Patriotic Party Constituency chairman admitted that though accident is bound to occur, some cases may be avoidable if precautions are taken on the roads.

He said, Ghanaians and the government as a whole would be happy if the coountry record accident free Christmas celebration. Adding that, this can only be achieved when measures and precautions are taken by road users.

Nana Asafoankye Badu stated, that the rise of accidental cases in the country has compelled the government to invest heavily in the Road Safety Commission to sensitize the public on Road safety tips and precautions. According to him, such allocated funds could have been used to finance other sectors of the economy.

The Concerned Operators Union National chairman urged passengers who board vehicles, especially, the commercial vehicles to respects and exercise patience for drivers handling their lives on the road. He also advised drivers to abstain from alcoholism, wrong overtaking, speeding and ensuring proper maintenance of their vehicles before plying the roads.

He again urged the commercial drivers to cherish and hold the lives of the passengers with care and appealed to the police personnels assigned to various duties to ensure professionalism in their operations on the road.

Nana Asafoankye Badu said, the police against extorting money from drivers as bribe since that could lead to abandonment of their obliged duties.

Credit: Kaakyire Kwasi Afari (Rivers FM, Wasa Akropong).

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