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27.10.2005 General News

MPs Pledge To Fight Road Accidents

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Members of Parliament (MPs), yesterday, gave the assurance to take immediate and concrete measures to help abate the incidence of roads accidents, which had claimed the lives of some members of the House and a number of persons in positions of responsibility and authority over the past four years.

The MPs said the House had been robbed of some of its finest brains, whose contributions enhanced its proceedings as a result of roads accidents.

This was as in a reaction to a glowing tribute paid to the late MP for the then Asokwa West, in the Ashanti Region Mr Edward Osei Kwaku, by the majority chief whip, Mr Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, on the floor of the House.

According to the MPs, Parliament could not stand aloof while its human capital, which constitutes the most important factor in production, go to waste through road and other accidents and for that matter had to decide to initiate measures that would curb the menace.

He further described him as an astute lawyer and politician par excellence, who infected his rich experience in the fields of law and politics to a number of personalities, both male and female, old and young, across the country.

Mr Kyei Mensah Bonsu said the nation had lost a man whose life was imbued with humanity, tenacity of purpose and vision which transcended political parties and tribal considerations.

When the Deputy Minority leader, Mr Doe Adjaho, caught the eye of the Speaker, Mr Ebenezer Begyina Sekyi Hughes, he said Mr Osei Kwaku was loved by all in the House due to his sense of humour and the shrewdness exhibited by him whenever he made contributions on the floor of the House.

He said it was his wish and prayer that the late MP for the then Asokwa West had served his full term of the ministry of youth and sports, since he initiated a number of interventions to give the ministry a new look and hope for the future.