Road safety a collective duty – RSMS
Safety on Ghana’s roads can be achieved through the collective efforts of all road users, Roland Walker, Public Relations Officer for the Road Safety Management Services Limited (RSMS) has said.
According to him, without such joint approach, safety on the roads would be an illusion.
His comments follow the involvement of the Kumasi Asante Kotoko Football club in an accident on Wednesday July 12.
The accident occurred around 9:45pm at Nkawkaw, when the bus ran into a stationary vehicle.
The team were returning to Kumasi on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 after their 0-1 defeat to Inter Allies in a Premier League game.
Speaking in an interview with Chief Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom on Accra100.5FM on Thursday July 13, Mr Walker said: “We at the Road Safety Management Services Limited have put in place measures to prevent accidents on our roads. We have started piloting our project to tow all damaged cars on the roads, however, road safety management is a collective duty on all of us; without collective efforts sustenance would be difficult.
“We entreat the general public to play their roles critically to assist in road safety in Ghana.”
He added: “Our condolences to the entire Kotoko team.”
Meanwhile, Asante Kotoko head coach Steve Polack is currently in a neck brace after the club’s team bus conveying players and officials of the club to Kumasi was involved in an accident.
He is responding to treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
Assistant coach Godwin Ablordey is also on crutches.
The injured players have been transferred from the Holy Family Hospital at Nkawkaw to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where they are currently receiving treatment.
The assistant equipment officer, Kofi Asare, has been confirmed dead.