Road accidents have killed more people in the Tema Region than any other sickness, according to Mr Joseph Korto, National Dean of Presiding Members, who has called on road users to follow road safety standards to avoid fatalities.
Mr Korto claims that data shows Tema has had a high number of road accidents, which have killed more lives than any other disease, including COVID-19.
Mr Korto, who is also the Presiding Member of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly, spoke about the Tema Ghana News Agency and the Tema Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) Road Safety program.
He blamed the increase in road crashes in the Tema region on motorists’ complete contempt for road safety standards.
The PM, who represents the Low-Cost Electoral Area in Tema Community Nine and is the country’s longest-serving Assembly Member, stated that if road safety standards were implemented holistically, the enclave would be accident-free very soon.
He claims that if road safety regulations are obeyed, accidents will be kept to a bare minimum.
He went on to say that public education was crucial in preventing road accidents, and he urged all members of the Unit Committee, Assembly, Presiding Members, and Opinion Leaders to get part in raising global safety awareness.
Mr Korto praised the Ghana News Agency for taking the effort to help combat the rising trend of road accidents.
The GNA-Tema and MTTD Road Safety Project, according to Mr Francis Ameyibor, Tema Manager of the Ghana News Agency, aims to generate continuous and systematic weekly awareness on safety.
GNA is the source of this information.