The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) and the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) have tasked the Police force to ensure that road traffic offenders are punished accordingly.
According to the leadership of the two Councils, this will ensure discipline on the roads and serve as a deterrent to other road users.
The councils in a communiqué co-signed by the General Secretaries of both Councils, Rev. Dr Cyril G. K. Fayose and Rev. Emmanuel Barrigah, on Tuesday indicated that the decision is in line with the rampant road accidents in the country.
The two entities further commended the new IGP, COP Dr Akuffo-Dampare, for his commitment towards the arrest of traffic offenders in a short time after his appointment.
“We call for the support of Ghanaians for the acting IGP to carry out his work of ensuring discipline on our roads,” parts of the release stated as the Council called on Ghanaians to throw their weight behind the newly elected IGP.
“We commend the Police, the National Road Safety Authority and other stakeholders for the efforts they have made so far to curb the increasing number of road accidents in the country. We admit, however, that there is more work for us to do,” they added.
Also, the Councils called on government to prioritise the construction of dual carriage roads to curb head-on collision of vehicles.
The two councils also urged the Ministry of Roads and Highways to erect streetlights on all roads, especially the major highways, to aid visibility when driving at night.
Read the full statement below:
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