General News of Saturday, 23 March 2019
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has mourned the lives lost in Friday’s two separate accidents in the Central and Bono East regions.
The first at Ampomakrom, near Techiman, at dawn left at least 50 persons dead while the one at Ekumfi-Dunkwa left eight lives lost.
In a statement to mourn with the bereaved families, Mr Rawlings said “too many lives are lost on our roads due to indiscipline and sheer recklessness”.
He therefore charged the Motor Traffic and Transport Department of the Ghana Police Service, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority, the Ghana Private Road Transport Union, the National Road Safety Commission and allied agencies to “wake up to their responsibilities to make our roads a little safer”.
He stressed that “these deaths are preventable”.
For him, so long as drivers continue to get away with prosecution, road carnage “will continue to be a cover for manslaughter”.