Regional News of Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Source: GNA

Road crashes kill more people in the Volta Region

A total of 62 persons were killed in road crashes in the Volta Region in the first half of 2014 and this is one person more than the 61 recorded for the same period in 2013

Figures the GNA picked from the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) in Ho showed that there were 26 accidents, an increase from 15 in Keta while Kete-Krachi moved up from two cases to five for the same period.

Ho, Hohoe and Tongu districts however recorded decreases.

Ho recorded 10 cases as against 14 and Hohoe down from 14 to eight.

Accidents in the Tongu districts also went down from 16 cases to 13.

Ms Joan Fafa Ayer, Assistant Planning Officer of the NRSC in the Volta Region, said the increases in the Keta and Kete-Krachi were due to activities of commercial motorbike operators.

She said the situation had prompted the Commission to declare a six-month crash helmet enforcement exercise from June to December 2014 and assured that “things are under control”.