The Reverend Ignatius Cobbina, General Overseer of the City of Christ Church Worldwide has expressed worry about the increasing spate of road accidents in the country.
He said in times past crashes on the road increased usually during festive seasons but recently the occurrence was rampant throughout the year.
Speaking at the launch of the fifth-anniversary celebration and the annual conference of the church in Accra on Thursday he said the anniversary and the conference are on the theme ‘Here By Grace’ and ‘Spirit and Life’ respectively.
Some of the activities outlined for the celebration included clean-up exercise, donation, and Thanksgiving Service
According to the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA), Ghana had between January and October, this year, recorded a total of 2,330 deaths due to road crashes exceeding the number of recorded Covid-19 death cases which now stands at 1228
Rev. Cobbina urged operators in the transport sector to collaborate with the police to find solutions to the carnage on the road.
He pointed out that drivers were the main cause of road crashes saying 70 to 80 per cent of accidents were caused by drivers because they want to show off and indicate that they can drive fast.
The General Overseer also called on the police administration to beef up security at night on the highway as most of the drivers were attacked by armed robbers at night.
Rev. Cobbina urged Ghanaians to continue to observe the Covid-19 safety protocols of washing hands and the wearing of face masks and also take their Covid-19 jabs and discard the notion that the jab would make one impotent.
He said the church was planning to put up a school and a hospital to complement the government’s efforts in providing quality education and healthcare for all Ghanaians.