In her submission on the statement presented to Parliament by Hon. Bernard Okoe Boye, on ‘Avoidable Road Traffic Accident, the Role of the Citizen Versus the Duties of the State’, the Member of Parliament for Pusiga, Hon. Ayii Ayamba Laadi, has urged police officers to be vigilant in controlling road traffic to avert any form of accident.
“The police must also discharge their duties effectively. Sometimes, the police are absentminded when standing by in controlling traffic. Commercial drivers therefore take advantage and breach the road regulations and rules”. She indicated.
According to her, most of these accidents are also caused by uncompleted road projects.
Pointing out that the uncompleted footbridges at the Madina-Adenta stretch is a major contributory factor to the death tolls on the road.
She again informed the House that measures must be put in place to support hospitals and that, the various medical centres should be equipped well to accommodate and treat accident victims in order to reduce death tolls.
On her concern about the number of ambulances in the country, Hon. Laadi Ayamba, reiterated that inadequate ambulances in the country is very critical and must be a cause for worry.
Transport Minister to appear before Plenary
The Minister for Transport, Mr. Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, has been summoned to appear at the Plenary to brief the House on the recent developments on the accidents at the Kasoa-Winneba and Adenta-Madina roads, claiming the lives of some individuals.
The House presided over by the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Joseph Osei-Owusu, gave a ruling of two weeks ultimatum for the minister to appear before the House, pursuant to Order 70(2) of the Standing Orders of Parliament.