Let’s obey road regulations – South Dayi MP advises road users

Let’s obey road regulations – South Dayi MP advises road users

Member of Parliament for South Dayi Constituency, Rockson-Nelson Etse Dafeamekpor has called on the National Road Safety Commission to intensify its r

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Member of Parliament for South Dayi Constituency, Rockson-Nelson Etse Dafeamekpor has called on the National Road Safety Commission to intensify its road safety campaigns and educate all road users on the need to obey road regulations.

The MP’s call comes on the heels of the ghastly accident that claimed at least 57 lives at Kintampo in the Bono East Region in the early hours of Friday, March 22.

The fatal crash involving two VVIP buses with registration number GT 5694 18 and the other GT 3916 17 respectively collided head-on at Ampoma on the Kintampo-Techiman road. Both buses were carrying a total of 108 passengers.

Police confirmed that one of the buses caught fire and bodies of 35 of the deceased persons cannot be identified while the 53 persons who survived the fatal crash, are receiving treatment at various health facilities.

More than 30 people were reported dead in another fatal accident at Ekumfi Abor on the Winneba-Cape Coast Highway in the Ekumfi District of the Central Region.

According to reports, a Yutong bus travelling from Takoradi to Accra and a Metro Mass Transit bus heading towards Cape coast collided.

Mr. Dafeamekpor expressed sorrow at the tragic incidents and extended his condolences to the bereaved families.

“With a heavy heart, I extend my sincerest condolences to the bereaved families of our compatriots lost in the unfortunate accidents recorded across the various parts of the country.It is a sad event to wake up to these devastating news of huge number of people perished in these horrific accidents making the news both locally and internationally. As a nation, this opens up a massive call for us to consider our road safety campaign and conducts of drivers and vehicle users on our roads,” he stated in his condolence message to families of the victims.

A MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE TO BEREAVED FAMILIES OF TODAY’S ACCIDENTS

With a heavy heart, I extend my sincerest condolences to the bereaved families of our compatriots lost in the unfortunate accidents recorded across the various parts of the country.

It is a sad event to wake up to these devastating news of huge number of people perished in these horrific accidents making the news both locally and internationally.

As a nation, this opens up a massive call for us to consider our road safety campaign and conducts of drivers and vehicle users on our roads.

For a nation to wake up to the total wipe out of about 70 lives on a single day through accidents, puts us in danger of what misconduct and irregulaties on our roads can do to us.

Consistently, over the years, we have been hit with various reports of accidents on our roads, but the records being accounted for today, makes it more horrific for us as a country.

I wish to call on all road actors from government, through road safety and down to our drivers and road users, to observe at all times, road regulations in order to avoid the record of devastating news of this nature that throw nations into chaos and mourning.

My deepest condolences to the bereaved families as we mourn as a nation, and to the departed souls of these unfortunate accidents, may God comfort them in His kingdom.

Rockson-Nelson Etse Dafeamekpor Esq., MP, South Dayi

By: Kekeli Kuatsenu/awakenewsonline.com