President Nana Akufo-Addo has approved a three-tier action plan to deal with the upsurge in road accidents in the country.
The plans which were put together by the Minister of Interior, Transport and Roads includes the provision of funds for Education and engineering as well as the enforcement of certain strict measures to stem the menace of road accidents in the country.
A statement signed by the Deputy Minister of Information, Curtis perry Kwabla Okudzeto indicates that an additional GHC6.5million from the Road Fund will be released to the National Road Safety Commission to scale up its road safety public education.
Also, the Ghana Highway Authority, Department of Urban Roads and Department of Feeder Roads are to be given at least GHC335 million yearly to provide signage and road markings on roads that are over three years old.
President Akufo-Addo, according to the statement has also ordered for strict enforcement of road traffic laws in the country by the Police.
Thus, the Motor, Traffic and Transport Department of the Ghana Police has been given the green light to introduce spot fines by automation of its operations.
It is also to partner with private towing companies and the Nationwide Traffic Management and Enforcement Limited to vigorously enforce the country’s road regulations.