The acting District Chief Executive (DCE) for Garu in the Upper East Region has said Ghanaians must hold the Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) and the Ghana Police service to account over the increasing cases of road carnages in the country.
Speaking in an interview with A1 Radio on Friday, Mr. Avoka among other things, blamed the three state institutions for failing to effectively implement policies to ensure safety on the roads.
“The issue of preventing road accidents in this country must be multifaceted. The DVLA must be held accountable; the police unit responsible for our roads- that’s MTTD must be held accountable; the Ghana Road Safety Authority must be held accountable.”
He also noted that the owners of the commercial vehicles, the drivers as well as passengers must be held accountable for accidents that occur on the roads.
“The owners of transport unions must become more responsible; because you cannot do business at the expense of the lives of our people.” He lamented.
Describing the high incidents of carnages on the roads as unacceptable, Mr. Avoka said he will “Continue to advocate for a more holistic form of regulations; robust ones that will factor in all stakeholders to produce the regulations. And then the Ghana Road safety Authority will have to set up offices in every Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assembly who shall be mandated to ensure all the set regulations are constantly monitored with support from the police unit.”