The Managing Director of Unilever Ghana PLC, Mr. George Owusu-Ansah, has paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Attah in his office, Accra.
The two held discussions focused on road safety, the axle limit regime in the country and cargo overloads.
The Minister for Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Attah used the occasion to call upon the security agencies to speed up investigations into allegations of extortions at axle load weigh stations in the country in which an estimated GHc370,000 is lost daily at some axle load weigh stations across the country as a result of alleged collusion by officials and some private agents.
“I have directed all officials alleged to have been involved in this scheme to go and clear their names and where they are found culpable, the security agencies must crack the whip on them,” he stressed.
According to him, it was regrettable that “while the government is making efforts to improve the road infrastructure to make driving safe and convenient, many motorists continue to disregard road safety protocols, thereby increasing the incidence of fatalities on our roads,” he said.
Mr. Owusu-Ansah, for his part said the Minister’s was an exemplary leader who had an unblemished record during his time at the company where he worked in the area of brand management, logistics and as well head of the legal Department.