Report On The Road Safety Sensitization Programme Held On Friday 9th April,2021 At The Akutunya Lorry Station Somanya
The Transport Department of Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly in collaboration with the Ghana Road Safety Commission and the Urban Roads Department organized a road safety sensitization programme at the Akutunya Lorry Station, Somanya on Friday, 9th April 2021 as part of the national road safety and stay alive campaign.
Members of the Somanya Roundabout Taxi GPRTU branch, Cooperative Union, GPRTU Branch (Accra), GPRTU Branch (Kumasi) and GPRTU Branch (Koforidua) were present at the programme.
2. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAMME
The exercise was held to equip drivers and other road users with basic knowledge on vehicle maintenance and how to acquire genuine parts, behaviors on the road towards other road users, obeying road signs and markings and finally maintaining a traffic free road.
The Municipal Urban Roads Engineer, Mr. Maxwell K. Mensah updated participants on the reshaping of some roads, its current state and how best road users can use the roads.
Some key issues were raised by drivers and road users were addressed accordingly by authorities includes, traffic control measures, visible road signs, pedestrian crossing precautions and good driving practices. However, the Somanya transport cooperative chairman raised an issue about the development of the station. According to him, the Assembly promised to build a modern facility which includes stores and offices for them which is yet to see the face of light. Addressing this issue, the municipal transport officer (MTO), Mr. Mac-Brian Ofosu-Addo and urban roads engineer Mr. Maxwell Mensah assured them that measures are being put in place by the Assembly towards the commencement of the project. and in no time, work will begin.
The event had resource personnel which included officials from the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA), Mr. Leo Sam the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bensam
vehicle testing and road worthy center and Chief Inspector (C/INSPR). The MunicipalTransport Officer advised drivers to be vigilant on the road and not drive recklessly to
put their lives and that of passengers at risk.