Mr Zachariah Laary, the Acting Upper West Regional Director of the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA), has observed that Ghana loses so much in human capital through road crashes which is a source of worry.

He said imagine the country trains a medical doctor or a teacher and the person dies through road accident, that is a big loss to the state because that person could have contributed to the growth of the national economy.

He, therefore, called for more efforts and collaboration between stakeholders to win the fight against road crashes in the country.

Mr Laary made the observation in an interview in Wa when the GNA sought to find out the state of road crashes in the Upper West Region.

Statistics from the Upper West Regional Office of the NRSA indicated that with the first and second quarters of 2023 a total of 55 road crashed were recorded compared to 51 within the same period in 2022.

According the data, 13 fatal cases and 20 deaths involving 86 vehicles were recorded within the period in 2023 while 20 fatal cases and 22 deaths involving 87 vehicles were recorded with the same period in 2022.

Mr Laary blamed human attitude for the road crushes recorded in the region as some motorists and pedestrians disregarded road signs and regulations when using the roads.

Mr Michael Oppong Kyekyeku, Assistant Planning Manager of the Upper West Regional NRSA appealed to stakeholders including the media to strengthen their activities towards curbing the menace of road crashes in the region.

Source: Info Radio

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