Akrodie Traditional Council want Okada, Pragya riders to be trained on road safety
The Acting President of Akrodie Traditional Council, Nana Darko Kuffour says since Okada and Pragya business is booming and most residents rely on it as reliable and fastest means of transport, riders must be trained.
The Akrodie Traditional Council in the Asunafo North Municipal of Ahafo Region said lack of knowledge and absence of safe riding practices and procedures among youth are the major causes of motorcycle accidents within the area killing innocent people.
The Chiefs believe to curb this menace, the Ghana Police Service and National Road Safety Authority need to train the riders on road safety and the well-being of these riders in the communities they operate.
The Acting President of Akrodie Traditional Council, Nana Darko Kuffour speaking to Soireenews Sulley Dramani on behalf of the chiefs at Akrodie during communal labour with Highway Authority to construct a mini-roundabout in the town, says Okada and Pragya business is booming and most residents rely on it as reliable and fastest means of transport but they are dying in daily basis through accidents because the riders are not trained.
He added that the exercise also sought to “sensitise them on the need to have riding licenses, on the need to move away under-aged riders from the system because they are supposed to be in school and not to ride.”
He further stressed that “if you look at the road safety regulations, it is stated that anybody who’s supposed to use a vehicle for commercial purposes needs to be 25 and above. So it should tell you that the person needs to be matured enough to face any oncoming vehicle, the under-aged riders should leave us quickly to have sanity in the system”.
Sulley Dramani,Ahafo Region