Saturday 20th August, 2016
Samira Larbie, GNA
Accra, Aug. 20, GNA – A delegation of road
safety managers from Lesotho and the Gambia have paid a courtesy call on the
Minister of Transport to study Ghana’s safety measures and policies.
The visit was to enable them learn from
Ghana’s experience in road safety management so as to improve the road safety
systems in their respective countries.
Dr Kinini Mathews, the Director Road Safety
Lesotho, said her country recently launched its Road Safety Council and for
that reason the government of Lesotho had sent the delegation to come and tap
into the knowledge of Ghana to strengthen the Council.
She said Ghana’s experience in addressing
her road safety challenges would help empower both countries for development
and nation building.
Mr Adisa Sanyang, Senior Lecturer,
University of the Gambia, said her country is also interested in studying
existing research work, various interventions and policy successes of the road
Mr Siisi Essuman-Ocran, the Director Policy
and Planning on behalf of the Minister of Transport, said road safety issues
were not a one directional effort and involves a number of road agencies to
He said for this reason the Ministry
provides policy directions to the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) and
with their hard work road safety issues are on the right pedestal.
Mr Ocran said though Ghana has chalked
successes in her road safety management it was faced with challenges of funding
but that notwithstanding the NRSC is poised to ensure a reduction of road
fatalities by 2020 per the requirements of the Sustainable Development Goals.
He expressed gratitude to the countries for
believing and visiting Ghana and wished them a happy stay.
The two delegations would be in the country
for one week.