Speaker Alban S K Bagbin has pledged his commitment to champion an advocacy to drastically reduce road accidents which account for high cases of death recorded in the country annually.
The Speaker said this when JoyNews paid a courtesy call on him in Parliament to present him with copies of its documentary titled ‘CRUSHED’, as part of it contribution to address the increasing number of road accidents in the country. The documentary captures chilling details of how many families have lost loved ones to road carnage.
Speaker Bagbin assured the team that he would task the relevant Committees and Parliament as a whole to discuss and analyse the current road traffic challenges and come up with proposals to curb the growing unfortunate trend.
”As a country, we need to take a serious view of it, personally what you think I can do to support it I will do and I will also want to get the opportunity for the House to at least take some actions not just through our committees but dedicate a day to discuss it thoroughly and maybe come out with some proposal for government to implement.
“Road accidents even kill more than HIV/AIDS, it is just that not all are reported and recorded and I think as a country, we need to take a very serious view of it.
“Personally, what I think I can do to support it, I will do. And I will also want to get the opportunity for the House to, at least, take some action about the matter.”
Road accidents have over the years been of grave concern to society because thousands of Ghanaians have lost their lives as a result.