Anytime deaths are recorded on the highways of Ghana as a result of an accident, President Akufo-Addo knows what he has done “behind the scenes” to cause the deaths.
The above is the theory of Madam Anita Desoso, National Vice Chair of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), who was captured in an interview MyNewsGH.com monitored on Bohye FM in Kumasi with Agya Yaw Obeng Preko.
This theory is in direct contradiction to the position of the Central Regional Chairman of the NDC, Bernard Allotey Jacobs, who recommended mental check-ups for drivers.
Mr Jacobs had opined that most fatal accidents in the country are caused by the indiscretion of drivers, a majority of which he suspects, have mental problems.
But madam Anita Desoso believes President Akufo-Addo is a direct beneficiary of the bloody accidents happening all over the country, as “prophets said”.
“Only two months, 2,095 people. Why do you drink blood like that? she asked.
There has been an increase in the rate of accidents across the country. About a week ago, scores of people lost their lives on the Suhum-Teacher Mante stretch of the Accra-Kumasi highway as well as other other accidents across the country claiming lives.
Teacher Mante ‘Bermuda Triangle’
MyNewsGH.com reported how the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) is assisting the police to investigate the causes of the increased number of accidents on the stretch of road along Teacher-Mante, a town located near Nsawam in the Eastern Region which has become like Ghana’s highway ‘Bermuda Triangle’.
Last week, about 30 lost their lives there. Late January, nine persons, including a one-year-old child died while 20 others were injured after a VIP bus heading towards Accra collided with a cargo truck.
In December 2017, another accident on that stretch also resulted in the death of four people.
The Executive Director of the National Road Safety Commission, May Obiri-Yeboah explained that sensitisation will be key to reducing the spate of crashes.
She also urged all road users “to be cautious especially when you are approaching or leaving the town.”
“We will have to continue the education with operators and drivers especially on good flat roads, the statistics show clearly that accidents normally will happen on straight roads and a lot of it is attributed to speeding… With the speeding issue, which is something we have been doing, we will continue the campaign on. I am sure that if we do that, it will help,” Mrs Obiri-Yeboah said.