Saturday 17th September, 2016
Accra, Sept. 17,
GNA – Ghana – Puma Energy, international partners in development has handed
over two newly constructed pedestrian crossings to the St Joseph Anglican
School in Accra.
The Puma Energy
Foundation in collaboration with AMEND, an international road safety
non-governmental organisation (NGO), and the Vision for Alternative Livelihood
Development, a Ghanaian road safety NGO last year launched a programme to be
committed to implementing Child Road Safety in the country.
Bouvier-Baird, the Managing Director of Puma Energy in Ghana noted that
majority of school children face road traffic danger because of lack of
pedestrian crossings around schools.
He said: “We
believe that every child has the right to a safe journey to school, and in
conjunction with the educative aspect of the Child Road Safety programme,
putting in place infrastructure like pedestrian crossings forms part of our
commitment to do what we can to help to improve road safety for children.”
Madam May Obiri
Yeboah, the Executive Director of the National Road Safety Commission expressed
gratitude to Puma Energy for its tremendous efforts in promoting child road
that the intervention would go a long way to protect the lives of school
children in the St Joseph Anglican School and other surrounding schools and
encouraged Puma Energy, to continue with its efforts.
Foundation partner local NGOs that run development programmes that achieve
lasting change in the areas of education and training, health and safety, and