Cabbies Urged To Be Prayerful
9/15/2012 1:16:01 PM -
DRIVERS HAVE been asked to pray to reduce road accidents in the country before and during the impending Christmas season.
Evangelist Cyril Benedict Crabbe, Programmes Coordinator of Impact Souls Mission, speaking at a workshop for drivers at the 37 Lorry Station in Accra also asked drivers to learn to drive more slowly.
Evangelist Crabbe indicated the need for drivers to seek refuge in the Almighty God in order to help reduce the number of road accidents in the country.
'It is believed that a number of these road accidents that are terrorizing Ghanaians are orchestrated by agents of the devil hence the need for drivers to devote some of their time to massive prayers,' he added.
According to him, even though it was important to educate drivers on road safety and traffic regulations, that alone could not save drivers and passengers unless they invite the Almighty God to watch over their daily activities.
He stressed that the programme also intended to promote vehicle visibility education and to educate drivers on the proper use of George Bush H1N1 Highway which has seen many accidents since it was opened in February.
He explained that lack of proper guidance on the part of drivers and some passengers had contributed immensely to the number of roads accidents in the country and the world at large.
Evangelist Crabbe pointed out that driver welfare and education were of great concern to him, hence the need to organize outreaches and educational programmes to help reduce road accidents.
Kwaku Friempong, Chairman of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) at the station in his remarks commended Evangelist Crabbe for having the foresight and passion to be a road safety advocate.
He observed that roads safety campaigns were crucial, especially now that the year was about to end. Easter and Christmas among other festive periods are accident-prone occasions due to recklessness and over drinking.
He urged drivers to desist from the habit of insulting each other on the roads, and to stay away from things such as alcohol that could easily lead to road accidents.
Mr. Friempong also took advantage of the platform given him to plead with drivers not to engage in political arguments with passengers while driving saying it led to loss of concentration and needless accidents.
By Portia Anaman-Agbodo