The Daily Graphic expresses concern about the rate of pedestrian knockdowns and calls for concerted efforts to nib the phenomenon in the bud. The Papers says statistics by the National Road Safety Authority, NSRA on pedestrian knockdowns is worrying and believes this can be reduced drastically if pedestrian are more cautious when using the roads and streets. The Graphic says attitude of some members of communities which host portions of major roads is appalling. It urges members of such communities through which major roads pass, to take their safety in their hands by not illegally constructing speed ramps, which may pose danger to them when vehicles bounce off them but educate other community members on the need to be safety conscious along the roads. The paper asks Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives to ensure the safety of pedestrian by providing safe crossing points and sensitizing them to good practice.
The Ghanaian Times finds it heartwarming President Akufo-Addo’s announcement in his state of the Nation Address that national identification numbers would soon be linked to SIM cards, bank accounts, birth and death registry passports and drives vehicle and licensing authority DVLA documents, SSNIT and tax identification numbers. This is because the world is moving towards a direction of digitizing all activities in various spheres of human endeavors. To this end the Times urges government to safeguard the citizenry against digitization loopholes.