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As part the efforts to reduce carnage on the roads before, during and after this festivities, the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), has organised a road safety sensitisation, for road users especially drivers in the Kasena Nankana Municipality of the Upper East Region.

The aim was to equip road users with the rudiments of defensive mechanisms in order to avoid accidents during this yuletide.

The Navrongo Municipal Officer in charge of the MTTD Emmanuel S K Adonu

The sensitisation was organised in collaboration with the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD), the Ghana National Fire Service (NFS) and the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) and the Ghana Private Road Transport Union.

Participants were drivers of the various categories, tricycle riders, motorist and pedestrians. They were schooled on the various mistakes and errors that often lead to some avoidable accidents, such as alcoholism, not checking the fuel of the car before starting in the morning and connecting the car to a gallon, while driving among others.

Speaking to GBC’s Radio Ghana, the Regional Manager of the NRSC, Denis Yeribu explained that, they were being equipped with road defense mechanisms in order to reduce accidents and causalities during the Christmas festivities.

Mr Yeribu indicated that, those who were at the sensitisation, were expected to become ambassadors of road safety campaigners.

The Navrongo Municipal Officer in charge of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department of the Ghana Police Service, Emmanuel S K Adonu, threw more light on the dangers of road accidents saying, most of the road accidents that occur are as a result of human errors such as the use of mobile phones and ear piece whiles driving, or riding.

He added that pedestrians also crossing the roads without concentration ends up being knocked down by vehicles.

The Municipal Safety Officer of the NFS Navrongo, Williams Ayebire, advised the public to be more cautious as fires easily start and get out of hand during the dry season.

The Municipal Chief Executive for Kasena Nankana, Williams Aduum, whose speech was read on his behalf, lauded the NRSC for organising the sensitisation timely to help reduce or completely prevent accidents in the Municipality.

He was happy that all the agencies responsible for road accidents and its related issues were there to educate his people and wished them Merry Christmas and prosperous new year in advance.

Story filed by Emmanuel Akayeti.

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