By Dennis Peprah, GNA
17, GNA – Road accidents between January and February this year, killed 411
people in the country, Engineer David Adonten, the Director of Planning and
Programmes at the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has disclosed.
He told the
Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview on the side-lines of a regional
consultation meeting on the use of motor cycle and tricycle for commercial
purposes, held in Sunyani that road safety regulations ought to be enforced to
The Ministry of
Transport in collaboration with the NRSC, Police Motto Traffic and Transport
Department (MTTD) and the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Authority (DVLA) is
organizing the nationwide consultation meeting.
It was attended
by Traditional Authorities, Civil Society Organisations and Municipal and
District Assemblies and aimed at collating views and suggestions as to either
legalise use of the machines for commercial purposes.
Section 128 (1)
of the Road Traffic Regulations, 2012, LI 2180, prohibits the use of tricycles
and motor bikes for carrying fee paying passengers.
But, the NRSC
is worried that the practice had become common in the Ghanaians society and
causing nuisance on the road.
Mr Adonten said
this year, the country had recorded 108 accidents involving tricycles and
motorbikes and fatalities were high as well.
Alexander Kwaku Obeng, Director in-charge of Education, Research and Training
at the MTTD headquarters in Accra, noted that because of the economic value of
the tricycles, it was making it difficult for the police to prosecute the