The Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate(MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service has engaged the services of a volunteer group to complement its effort in reducing road accidents, particularly accidents via motorbike.
An accredited group christened, Ghana Police Certified Riders Ambassadors (GPCRA) have been among other things trained, and mandated by the MTTD, to educate motor bike riders to adhere to road traffic regulations at all times.
The Director General of MTTD, DCOP Felix Fosu-Agyeman in his inaugural address in Kumasi on Friday said, the need to involve personnel of the GPCRA is to assist the Police to reduce occurrence of road accidents involving motor bikes.
The introduction of GPCRA, he noted, will help to bring sanity on roads and reduce road accident.
On the MTTD’s records, about 538 people had died from 2767 road accidents involving motor bikes, this year.
He urged them to be good example for other motor bike riders to follow in society.
The Director General in-charge of Police Public Affairs, DCOP Kwesi Ofori told the media that, inauguration of 33 personnel of GPCRA in Ashanti Region is the second after 104 personnel in the Great Accra Region.
He added that, the novelty initiative by the Ghana Police Service is being piloted and would be implemented nationwide in no distance future, all things being equal.
Emmanuel Ansah, a member of GPCRA thanked the Ghana Police Service for introducing road safety programme.
He promised on behalf of their colleagues to lead by good example and contribute meaningfully to road safety in the Ghanaian society.
ACP Kwasi Annor Arhin, the Deputy Regional Commander and MTTD Commanders in the Ashanti Region were present at the event.
By: Thomas Awuah, Kumasi.