A3day mid-year performance review conference has been held by the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC). The review program which was held in the Volta Regional capital Ho, was with the theme; ‘National Road Safety Commission at 20- The journey so far’

Welcoming participants to the conference, the Executive Director of the Commission, Mrs. May Obiri- Yeboah, enumerated various measures that has been put in place over the years aimed at reducing fatality rate to a single digit and also engaging inprograms and activities to develop a sustainable road safety culture. She expressed the hope that the passage of the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) Bill by Parliament would go a long way in helping the Commission’s vision of making Ghana the country with the safest road transport system in Africa.

In a keynote address, the Volta Regional Minister, Hon Dr. Archibald Letsa, affirmed government’s commitment to see improvement in the country’s road safety situation thereby creating the environment for Parliament in passing the NRSA Bill which gives the Commission a new mandate to exert full control on the country’s road safety environment. He called on the public to support the NRSC to succeed with its new mandate. He also called for atitudinal change regarding our approach towards disasters in general and road safety in particular. This, he said can be done by having a renewed sense of discipline, improving enforcement and sustain educational campaigns amongst others.

Hon. Letsa urged the NRSC to do well to increase its visibility not only in the regional capitals, but also in the districts and communities.

The Chairman of the Governing Board of the NRSC, Rev Ismaila Awudu, called on the government to augment the current staff strength of the Commission to enable it to carry out their new mandate successfully. As part of activities marking the conference, the Commission, led by its Board Chairman and the Executive Director paid a curtsey call on the Regional Minister at his residency to express their gratitude to the Minister for his support to the Commission in the region.

Other activities at the conference included: Presentations of achievements in the first half of the year by the various Departments of the Commission, forum to review the Commission’s initiatives and activities in the last 20 years and the status of the spot fine regime, repositioning of the Commission in the 21st century and overview of the NRSA Act amongst others.

Present at the program included Directors, Regional Directors and Heads, Senior staff of the Commission, road safety advocates, chiefs and a representative from the Ministry of Transport.



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