Transport Officers From Lesotho,Gambia to Tap From Ghana’s Experience

A delegation of road safety managers from Lesotho and the Gambia have paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Transport to study Ghana’s safety measures and policies.

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Mr Fifi Kwetey, Minister of Transport in the middle, on his left and right are the Chief Director of the Ministry and the Dr Kofi Mbia, CEO of the GSA and next to the CEO is Mr Grafix, Board Chairman of the Authority.
Mr Fifi Kwetey, Minister of Transport in the middle, on his left and right are the Chief Director of the Ministry and the Dr Kofi Mbia, CEO of the GSA and next to the CEO is Mr Grafix, Board Chairman of the Authority.

The visit was to enable them learn from Ghana’s experience in road safety management so as to improve the road safety systems in their respective countries.

Dr Kinini Mathews, the Director Road Safety Lesotho, said her country recently launched its Road Safety Council and for that reason the government of Lesotho had sent the delegation to come and tap into the knowledge of Ghana to strengthen the Council.

She said Ghana’s experience in addressing her road safety challenges would help empower both countries for development and nation building.

Mr Adisa Sanyang, Senior Lecturer, University of the Gambia, said her country is also interested in studying existing research work, various interventions and policy successes of the road safety sector.

Mr Siisi Essuman-Ocran, the Director Policy and Planning on behalf of the Minister of Transport, said road safety issues were not a one directional effort and involves a number of road agencies to operate.

He said for this reason the Ministry provides policy directions to the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) and with their hard work road safety issues are on the right pedestal.

Mr Ocran said though Ghana has chalked successes in her road safety management it was faced with challenges of funding but that notwithstanding the NRSC is poised to ensure a reduction of road fatalities by 2020 per the requirements of the Sustainable Development Goals.

He expressed gratitude to the countries for believing and visiting Ghana and wished them a happy stay.

The two delegations would be in the country for one week.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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