President Nana Akufo-Addo has extended his condolences to the families of those who perished in the Kintampo-Tamale Highway fatality Monday morning.
He also wished the survivors, some of whom sustained various degrees of injuries, a speedy recovery.
“My sympathies and condolences go to all the families and love ones of the deceased in Monday’s horrific accident on the Kintampo-Tamale Highway. May their souls Rest in Peace. I also wish the injured a speedy recovery”, President Akufo-Addo prayed in a tweet yesterday morning.
In the early hours of Monday, a Yutong bus, headed to Accra veered of its lane and collided with a Tamale-bound Sprinter.
The impact caused the two vehicles to go up in flames.
The horrific accident claimed over 30 lives and burning 27 persons beyond recognition.
Meanwhile, the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) has called for an all-hands-on-deck approach in reducing carnages on the roads.
The Executive Director of the Authority, May Obiri-Yeboah urged all stakeholders to collaborate and curb the menace in the country.
”A lot of these accidents are human-centred. The causes,90% or more are human factors before you come to the nature of roads. Trying to address this, drivers need to be checked at the stations especially the logical aspects of them, every aspect of the driver must be checked to ensure that he is safe to be behind the steer before setting off.
“Also, those of us who are stakeholders, what we also are supposed to be doing as stakeholders, as human beings what we can make the journey successful. Then our various roads, where road safety must educate the general public and drivers”, the NRSA boss told Accra-based Starr FM yesterday.
She urged engineers to look at how to ensure proper design of the country’s roads.
“When it comes to the vehicles, the DVLA check whether the roadworthiness is being laid out properly to ensure that we are getting somewhere. When it comes to enforcement, we must ensure that these are being enforced to ensure safety”, Mrs Yeboah stated.