More in this category
President Nana Akufo-Addo has tasked his ministers to draft a road map to curtail road accidents in the country.
Mr Akufo-Addo said he is “very concerned about the recent spate of road accidents, and the ensuing deaths and injuries”.
Hence he has “asked the Ministers for the Interior, Roads and Highways, and Transport to meet and come out with proposals immediately, to address this critical issue in order to improve the safety of our roads”.
Mr Akufo-Addo made the announcement on his Facebook wall following an accident on Tuesday, February 13.
Four persons are feared dead in the accident involving a 207 Benz bus in the early hours of Tuesday.
According to an eyewitness who spoke to Chief Jerry Forson on the Ghana Yensom show on Accra100.5FM, the bus, which was heading to Accra from Nsawam, got its back tyre burst at Tantra Hill, which caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
The bus somersaulted and fell off the overhead roundabout onto the bottom lane.
Ghanaian dancehall artiste Ebony also died on the spot after a road crush.
Ebony, 20, born Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, died with the two others around 11:45PM at Nyame Bekyere near Mankranso in the Ahafo Ano South District of the Ashanti Region.
According to police report, on reaching a section of the road between Nyame Bekyere and Nsuta, there was a heap of sand in the lane of Ebony’s Jeep, and her driver, in trying to avoid running into the sand, swerved onto the opposite lane and grazed the nearside portion of a VIP bus and plunged into the railings at the edge of the road, killing the music star as well as Francisca Nkansah Kuri, aged 27 years; and Lance Corporal Vondee Francis Atsu, aged 29 years.