Ghana: Let’s Prioritise Actions for Highway Security!!


Sympathies to the households of the individuals who misplaced their lives in an accident at Gomoa Okyereko on the Accra-Cape Coast freeway yesterday and speedy restoration to the injured receiving remedy on the hospital. (See our lead story).

The story raises three essential points that often relate to accidents within the country– the character of the nation’s roads, driver misbehaviour and the dearth of passenger energy to examine errant drivers.

The truth that the accident is a head-on collision involving a bus and a gas tanker, clearly from reverse instructions, means the character of the street is an issue.

The bus was from Abidjan in the direction of Accra whereas the tanker was travelling from Accra in the direction of Takoradi.

The street from Abidjan towards Accra is the one and similar single-lane street one travels in the direction of Abidjan with locations like Kasoa, Winneba, Mankessim, Cape Coast, Takoradi and Elubo on it.

Actually, it’s a part of the Trans-West African Coastal Freeway, a transnational freeway stretching from Nouakchott in Mauritania within the west to Lagos in Nigeria within the east and a busy one at that.

Each nation on it’s anticipated to reconstruct its portion, in response to the associated protocol.

This implies by this time, Ghana ought to have reconstructed its portion right into a twin carriageway a minimum of, to cut back the accident dangers on it.

That can also be to say that the nation ought to have reconstructed all of the busy highways within the nation into twin carriageways with over-passes, the place wanted, to cut back accidents and visitors congestion.