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The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), together with the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, has embarked on a speed enforcement and outreach exercise on the Kasoa-Winneba-Mankessim-Cape Coast road, one of the notable hot spots for road traffic crashes and fatalities.
The exercise is in connection with the campaign unveiled by the NRSC on speed on Monday, May 8, on the slogan: “Save Lives: #Slow Down,” to observe the commemoration of West Africa Road Safety Organisation (WARSO) Day and UN Global Road Safety Week.
The WARSO Day is a day set aside on May 8 every year to be observed by member countries to celebrate the anniversary and inauguration of the association.
Made up of 15 countries and four non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the West Africa Road Safety Organisation was inaugurated on 8th May, 2008, under the auspices of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), by the then President of the ECOWAS Commission, His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambers.
Celebrating its 9th Anniversary, WARSO has existed to foster partnership and collaboration at the sub-regional level to advance road safety agenda, and enhance knowledge sharing and harmonisation of some national plans of action within the sub region.
As well, WARSO is to promote and reinforce road safety activities and practices in West Africa, through effective management of road safety and traffic matters, with a view to drastically reducing road traffic crashes.
Ghana, as part of the United Nations (UN) and an implementing country of the UN Decade of Action, a document of which it is a signatory that seeks to reduce road traffic crashes to 50% by the year 2020, which began in 2011, also joined member countries to observe the UN Global Road Safety Week.
In its 4th Anniversary, the week, therefore, comes off from the
Source: Bernice Bessy || The Chronicle