Editor in chief of Vroom newspaper, Castro K.F Amoako has called for the need to educate public especially drivers, on road safety regulations adding that it needs to start from our schools.
His call comes on the back of recent reports by the Ghana Road Safety Commission (GRSC) that a total number of 592 people lost their lives in the first quarter of 2018 alone.
The campaigner and Front-runner of the “Think GH” campaign stated on the frontline with host Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5 FM this morning that, it’s a miracle if you leave home and return safely in Ghana due to the rate at which people lose their lives to road accidents in the country.
He said, this has brought the need for introducing the “Think GH campaign, an initiative put together by the Vroom Newspaper to help fight against the high rate of road accidents.
Mr. Amoako reiterated that, it’s not the roads or the vehicles that kills us but rather the drivers who lack proper training on how to use the roads.
“The drivers and the(MTTU) are supposed to make sure that these things do not happen but it appears they are ignorant or just lack education, he revealed.
When asked if he was shocked at the findings of the (GRSC), he stated that he has suspected it all this while and believes the figures could be more than what the public has been made to believe because his personal research made him discover a staggeringfigure of around 400 people as of March 2018 alone.
He passionately cited the death of the late dancehall artiste, Ebony Reigns and a couple of icons who have lost their lives through road accidents and suggested that their pictures should be on the “Ayalolo” buses instead of having pictures of our heads of states, this he thinks would help in the fight against the canker.
He finally called on Ghanaians to have a change of attitude which he said should start from our schools.
Story by:Adnan Osman (Intern)