Yendi Records Rampant Motorbike Accidents
There has been rampant motorbike accidents in Yendi Municipality resulting in loss of lives.
Some of the survivors that are very critical conditions are referred to the Tamale Teaching Hospital, while others resort to herbal treatment.
Chief Superintendent Peter Akokor Ayirezang, the Yendi Divisional Police Commander announced this when he briefed the media in his office at Yendi in the Northern Region.
He indicated that last Tuesday, a teacher of Yendi Senior High School Mr. Iddrisu Seidu who was riding his motorbike clashed with another motor rider and when he was rushed to the Yendi Municipal Hospital he was referred to Tamale Teaching Hospital where he passed, while the other victim survived.
He blamed the rampant accidents to carelessness of the riders especially the underage boys and stated that the Yendi Police Motor and Traffic Unit (MTU) were doing their best to reduce the incidence and called for cooperation from riders.
According to the Chief Superintendent as from 15th March 2018 there would be special operations on motorbikes within Yendi Municipality and Mion District to impound all unregistered motorbikes, arrest riders without crash helmets and riders without genuine documents.
He said he had met the Imams, Opinion Leaders, Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) of Trade Union Congress (TUC) Heads of Department, some Chiefs and letters had been sent out to churches and mosques for announcements in order to create awareness on the exercise.
He appealed to all motorbike riders to ensure that they respected the directives before 15th March 2018 or risk being arrested and prosecuted.
He said there are also plans to embark on exercise to combat criminals in the area since there had been rampant thefts in the area.