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General News of Wednesday, 15 January 2020


Move beyond consolations, curb accidents – Adam Bonaa to Akufo Addo

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Security analyst, Adam Bonaa wants President Akufo Addo to move beyond mere consoling words following the Dampoase accident which claimed 34 lives and actually put in place measures to ensure that carnages recorded on the country’s roads do not worsen this year(2020).

According to him, road accidents are claiming the lives of innocent Ghanaians in the country more than any diseases put together hence it requires a timely intervention to forestall such needless deaths.

Thirty-four persons died in a gory accident involving two buses that occurred at Dampoase near Komenda on Monday, while several others sustained various degrees of injuries.

Twenty-five of the corpses have been identified by their families, however, nine others cannot be identified.

President Akufo Addo has expressed his condolences to the bereaved families and wished the injured a speedy recovery

But speaking on the show “Alert” with Adam Bonaa on Starr FM, the security analyst stated that though the President’s consolation is welcomed that is not enough.

He said pragmatic measures must be put in place to curb the carnage on our roads.

“In other places, this would have called for heads rolling would have called for a lot of movement of persons. It is good that we’ve heard from the President consoling bereaved families and asking for a speedy recovery for all of them. But that is not enough, our roads are consuming us more than any other disease put together in this country. Why must I go on a Ghanaian road or highway and be afraid that it doesn’t matter how careful I am, excuse me to say a mad driver will veer into my lane and clear me off and that is what seems to be happening.”

Adam Bonaa added: “And so I’ll urge the leadership of this country to put in measures, it is early days in 2020 and we are already recording accidents that are killing Ghanaians in their numbers. I think it is despicable and I’m hoping that this will call for an executive intervention to make sure that this year we have an all-time reduction in accidents and people dying on our highways in this country.”

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