Ghana is part of 15 countries to benefit from Bloomberg Philanthropies’ $240 million commitment to help prevent road traffic deaths over a six year period.

The initiative which works both at the national and the city levels has also selected Accra (Continuing city) and Kumasi (New city) to be part of the 30 cities around the world nominated to benefit from the initiative on the city level.

A statement signed by Bloomberg Philantropies Initiative for Global Road Safety, Mavis Obeng-Mensah indicated that Bloomberg Philanthropies has doubled its support for global road safety, “committing another $240 million from 2020 – 2025 to save 600,000 more lives and prevent up to 22 million injuries in low- and middle-income countries around the world.

“Since 2007, the initiative has saved an estimated 312,000 lives and prevented up to 11.5 million injuries globally. The reinvestment also includes a new awards competition to shine a light on low- and middle-income countries that have made exemplary progress in road safety.”

Read the full statement below: