our Board Chairman

Welcome to the National Road Safety Authority, where our mandate is simply to combine education on, and enforcement of, rules of Ghana’s roads to prevent accidents and their resulting injuries and deaths. I am immensely proud of the men and women of our Authority who work tirelessly everyday to achieve our mission of continuous reduction of the number of crashes, injuries, and deaths (CIDs) on Ghana’s roads.

His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo, in his wisdom, saw that without an enforcement component of our work, education alone would not bring about the reductions in the CIDs that we seek. Thus in 2019, he upgraded by an Act of Parliament, what was then National Road Safety Commission to the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) armed for the first time with enforcement powers. After the ACT 993 that birthed the NRSA, the Legislative Instrument (LI-2180) needs to also pass Ghana’s Parliament to complete the transition.

But we are not waiting.

The NRSA team, lead by our 13-member governing board, is readying a set of interventions to aid our enforcement mandate to compel road users to follow the rules or face stiff fines also prescribed by the upcoming LI-2180. If you have driven on Ghana’s roads, you will bear testimony to the fact that driving indiscipline is highly prevalent. But you have the assurance of the governing board of the NRSA that when we have completed the implementation of planned interventions with the critical support of the Ministry of Transport, and the crucial collaboration of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department of the Ghana Police Service, discipline would return to our roads to prevent crashes and save lives.

I want to thank members of my board; the management of NRSA; the Minister of Transport, Honorable Kwaku Ofori- Asiamah; the Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare; and the president of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo for their immense support without which our current reductions in CIDs would not be possible.

By the end of the year 2022, crashes have reduced by double digit percentage, injuries by single digit percentage, and deaths by double digit percentage. But as I congratulate the NRSA team for a remarkable job this year, I challenged every member to get ready to out-perform the 2022 accomplishments in 2023. We at the NRSA will not rest until the last road user in Ghana has been spared road crashes and their accompanying injuries and deaths.

Thanks for visiting our website.

image
Mr Jermaine Nkrumah

Board Chairman

ABOUT US

The National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) is the lead agency for road safety management in Ghana under the Ministry of Transport. It was established by the NRSA Act, 2019 (Act 993) to develop and promote road safety, to coordinate and regulate activities, procedures and standards related to road safety and to provide for related matters.

The Act has since August 2, 2019, received presidential assent and repeals the NRSC Act, 1999 (Act 567) that established the National Road Safety Commission. In addition to the existing mandate under the Commission of promoting best road safety practices among road users and coordinating road safety activities, the NRSA Act provides for an enhanced mandate where the Authority is now empowered to regulate, ensure implementation and enforcement of road safety standards and procedures.

With regards to the new Act, Act 2019 (Acts 993) the National Road Safety Authority is mandated to issue compliance notices to institutions or organizations who breach road safety standards.

OBJECT OF THE AUTHORITY

The Object of the Authority is to reduce the incidence of road traffic crashes, fatalities and injuries through the:

  • Promotion of road safety
  • Development and coordination of policies in relation to road safety
  • Implementation and enforcement of standards for road safety

FUNCTIONS OF THE NRSA

The Key functions of the Authority under the Act 993 include the following:

  • Nationwide road safety education, campaigns and publicity.
  • Ensure the implementation and enforcement of road safety standards and procedures in addition to the earlier mandate of promoting best road safety practices among road users and coordinating road safety activities.
  • Develop a long-term plan for the promotion of road safety and the reduction of road traffic crashes, fatalities and injuries and collaborate with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority, road agencies, enforcement agencies, crash response agencies and road transport service providers to implement the plan.
  • Collaborate with other relevant agencies to co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate road safety activities, programmes and strategies.
  • Issue notices in the form of directives, procedures or cautions to persons to provide or correct or correct irregularity in procedures, standards, practices and operations in order to prevent or minimize road traffic crashes, fatalities and injuries.
  • Receive complaints and investigate violations of road safety standards, Regulations and best practices and advise the Minister on the measures required to prevent or minimize road safety risks.
  • Ensure institutional compliance with procedures and standards related to road safety.
  • Collaborate with the Ghana Education Service and other relevant bodies to develop road safety education as part of the curriculum for pre-tertiary level schools and colleges of education.
  • Collaborate with the Building and Road Research Institute, the Ghana Standards Authority and other bodies with relevant knowledge and expertise in road safety to develop standards for road safety equipment and ensure compliance.
  • Regulate road transport and related services.

Avatar

MISSION

The National Road Safety Authority exists to reduce incidence of road traffic crashes, fatalities and injuries through the promotion, development and coordination of road safety policies and implementation and enforcement of standards for road safety in collaboration with stakeholders and road users

Avatar

VISION

To make Ghana’s road transportation system the safest in Africa

Avatar

MANDATE

The National Road Safety Authority is established by an Act of Parliament (Act 993) to develop and promote road safety in the country, to coordinate and to regulate activities, procedures and standards related to road safety and to provide for related matters

Core Values

Avatar

Stay Alive Campaign

The Stay Alive Campaign is a call-to-action for all Ghanaians to be advocates for change in road user behaviour and interventions to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries.

Avatar

Stay Alive Objectives

The Stay Alive Campaign calls on every Ghanaian to be a Road Safety Advocate by observing, and;

  • Shout Out “Gyae Obonsam Adwuma No!”, literally meaning “Stop the Devil’s Work” whenever one comes across any wrong or unsafe road-user behaviour or a road safety threat
  • Use the mobile phone to report any road safety problem, wrong or unsafe road-user behaviour or a road safety threat by dialling the toll-free short code 194 (on all networks)

Avatar

Stay Alive Target

The Stay Alive Campaign targets to increase road safety awareness to above 90 per cent, as well as reduce Road Traffic Crashes, Injuries and Deaths (CIDs) by a minimum of 30 per cent.

MEET THE

BOARD

Jermaine Nkrumah (2)
Mr. Jermaine Nkrumah

Chairman

DG Board
Ing. David Osafo Adonteng

Member

Nathaniel Amonoo Wilson
Mr. Nathaniel Amonoo Wilson

Member

Rita Ohene Sarfoh
Ing. (Mrs.) Rita Ohene Sarfoh

Member

Divine Yao Ayidzoe
Mr. Divine Yao Ayidzoe

Member

Dorothy Afriyie-Ansah
Mad. Dorothy Afriyie-Ansah

Member

COP Francis Ebenezer Doku
COP Francis Ebenezer Doku

Member

Kafui Semevo
Mr. Prosper Kafui Semevo

Member

Samuel Seth Passah
Mr. Samuel Seth Passah

Member

Prof Alex Dodoo (1)
Prof Alexander Dodoo

Member

Victor Obeng-Adiyiah
Mr. Victor Obeng-Adiyiah

Member

Kwasi Agyeman
Mr. David Kwasi Agyeman

Member

Naa Shormeh (1)
Mrs. Naa Shormeh Gyang

Member

Stakeholder Organisations

REGIONAL PROFILES

See what we are up to in our regions

Greater Accra
View Details
Central
View Details
Ashanti
View Details
Eastern
View Details
Bono East
View Details
Ahafo
View Details
Volta
View Details
Northern
View Details
North East
View Details
Upper East
View Details
Upper West
View Details
Savanna
View Details
western
View Details
Western North
View Details