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Defaced road signs cause of road carnage in Kumasi

Report gathered by Oli Best Road Safety Organization, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) in Kumasi has indicated that close to 75% of road signs within the Kumasi Metropolis have been defaced by some traders and businesses resulting to high number of accidents within Kumasi

The road signs which include cautionary or warning signs, mandatory and regulatory signs, information and temporal signs have been defaced making driving difficult for both offensive and defensive drivers in the Metropolis.

In an exclusive Interview with the Chairman for the Ejisu Yard Taxi Rank Association, Mr. Kwesi Tawiah blamed the Motor Traffic Transport (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service (GPS) and the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) for poor supervision and sometimes puts pressure on commercial drivers for careless driving.

He called on the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) as a matter of urgency to direct the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) to take the necessary steps in addressing the menace.

He also called for the arrest of traders and business owners who sometimes deface these Road signs in the Metropolis.

“Sometimes it is difficult to figure out the road signs as they have been pasted with adverts, church programmes and political campaign posters”, Mr. Tawiah said.

by David Afum | Kumasi

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