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02.11.2008 Sports News

National Road Safety Commission organise peace walk

By gna

The Cape Coast Metropolis on Saturday took part in a peace walk organised by the National Road Safety Commission to mark the activities of the Road Safety Week celebrations at Cape Coast.

The celebration under the theme “Ensuring a Crash/Accident Free Election”, was participated by personnel of Police Service, Fire Service, Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), Red Cross Society and students of the Cape Coast Polytechnic.

The participants who started the Walk from the premises of the Robert Mensah stadium went through the principal streets of the Metropolis and ended at the Friends Gardens where they were addressed by Nana Ato Arthur, Central Regional Minister.

Nana Ato Arthur commended the Regional National Road Safety Commission for organizing the Walk and advised the participants to vote wisely during the elections.

He appealed to the participants not to allow politics to divide them but they should rather stay united as one people with a common goal and destiny to ensure peaceful elections on December 2008.

Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr Frederic Mensah, Regional Commander of the MTTU said available statistics indicates that the accidents rate in the country are often high during elections and it is therefore the determination of the RMTTU to ensure it is accident free.

He appealed to drivers to be cautious during the period, maintain their vehicles and observe traffic regulations to avoid accidents.

The other speakers at the forum included Thomas Nintori, Central Regional Licensing Officer of Drivers Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), Mr Alex Mustopha Regional Industrial Relations Officer of GPRTU and Catherine Hamilton, Central Regional Manager of National Road Safety Commission and Emmanuel Tei-Okoso, Public Relations Officer of the Regional Police Command.