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03.11.2008 Social News

Kids charged to show interest in road safety matters

By The Statesman

Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Abraham Kwadwo Kwakye, has charged school children to show special interest in road safety issues as it affects their daily activities.

Addressing participants, mainly school children, at the Jubilee Park in Sunyani Saturday during a road safety walk to climax the national road safety week celebrations, Nana Kwadwo Kwakye noted that with children taking part in road safety campaign, it would help them to know simple road safety regulations which would ensure their safety on the roads.

He entreated them to be cautious when crossing the road in order to avoid any accident, saying they are very important assets to the state who needed to be protected for the future.

The Deputy Minister also stated the need for children to do regular exercises to keep them fit for their studies.

Those who participated in the walk, which took them through the principal streets of the Sunyani Municipality, were the Regional MTTU Commander, ASP Paul Wesley Baah; MCE for Sunyani, Kwame Twumasi-Awuah; Regional Coordinating Director, FO Boateng; members of the security agencies, teachers, school children and members of the general public.

Meanwhile, the Sunyani Area Manager of the ProCrdit Savings and Loans Company Limited, Edward Wiredu, has donated road safety items worth more than GH¢1,700 to the Regional Secretariat of the National Road Safety Commission.

The items included two pairs of Lolipop Stands with ten hand-size stop boards which will be placed at vantage points in the municipality to ensure the safety of school children to and from school when crossing the roads.

Making the presentation, Mr Wiredu said the donation was part of ProCredit's support to the NRSC to ensuring safety on the road.

He noted that as a development-based credit institution, the bank, since it started operations in October 2007 in Sunyani, had donated various items, including money to needy and orphanage institutions in the area.

Receiving the items, the Regional Coordinator of the Road Safety Commission, Daniel Wuaku, expressed his gratitude to the bank and stated that the items would improve the safety of children in the municipality.

According to Mr Wuaku, road safety is a big area where all stakeholders should collaborate to facilitate the total safety of all road users.

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