Election 2020: Christian Council Bemoans Increasing Traffic Accidents
The Eminent Persons Group of the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has expressed worry over the increasing rate of road accidents, going into the election season.
The group is alarmed at the level of recklessness displayed by some political leaders and supporters, even as they embark on campaigns across the country.
In a release signed by its Chairman, Rt. Rev. Prof. J.O.Y Mante on Wednesday, it said “Mother Ghana cannot continue to lose her finest sons and daughters, politicians and citizens alike from motor accidents.”
In October, the National Organiser of New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammi Awuku narrowly escaped death on the Kumasi-Accra highway, the NPP Parliament Candidate for Yapei Kusawgu Abu Kamara, his aide Kotochi Joshua, and another occupant Awal Adam all died on the spot when a truck veered off, into its lane at Datoyilli on the Tamale–Kintampo highway.
The National Democratic Congress also lost its Bono East Regional Deputy Youth Organizer, Mr. Nsiah Kojo Isaac in a head-on collision on the Techiman-Kintampo highway, and another NPP Campaign Manager in the Tolon Constituency by name Hudu, died from injuries he sustained from a traffic accident; all were alleged to be returning from varying party assignments.
According to provisional data compiled by the Motor Traffic and Transport Department of the Ghana Police Service, road crashes claimed 2,284 lives in 2019.
The CCG is concerned these incidents bother on national health issues and must be addressed by the relevant stakeholders as such.
Below is the release from CCG: