At least 33 persons, including 30 males and three females, have been killed in road crashes in the Upper East Region in the first quarter of 2021.

A statement signed and copied to the Ghana News Agency by Mr Abdullai Bawa Ghamsah, the Upper East Regional Head of National Road Safety Authority (NRSA), said a total of 78 cases of road crashes were recorded during the period.

He said the figures showed a surge in the number of road crashes recorded for the same period last year.

“Whereas 64 deaths were recorded in the entire year of 2020, 32 deaths representing 50 per cent of last year’s deaths have already occurred in the first three months of this year, 2021.”

Mr Ghamsah said the situation was worrying and NRSA would soon start joint enforcement with the police to bring sanity on the roads.

The Regional Head charged road users to complement the efforts of stakeholders by adhering to safety protocols to eliminate road crashes.

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