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NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY AUTHORITY ENGAGES STAKEHOLDERS ON DRAFT LEGISLATIVE INSTRUMENT

The National Road Safety Authority has held a day workshop for its stakeholders with call on them to make inputs in the draft Legislative Instrument (LI) on road safety in Accra.

The event takes into account the 15th in the series of the 16th consultative workshop of the National Road Safety Authority 2019 Act 993 submitted to the Ministry of Transport for further perusal.

Stakeholders were from Ghana Highway Authority, Ghana Private Road Transport Union, Ghana Transport Handlers Association, (PROTOA), Vulcanisers Association of Ghana, Bloomberg Road Safety Initiatives, Bethel Training and Consultancy Services, Intercity STC Coaches Limited, Haulage Association of Ghana, Intercity STC/BTCS Drivers Training School, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority, Motto Traffic and Transport Department, Chartered Institute of Logistics among others.

Participants were taken through power point presentations and its includes, topics such as Road Safety Initiatives Programmes and Campaigns, Road Traffic and Systems Investigations, Road Safety Audit and Clearance Certificates Approvals, Registration and Licensing of Transport Operations, Road Traffic Crash and Investigations, Inspection and Compliance Notice, Development of Road Safety Standards Inspection and compliance notices among other things.

In her opening remarks, the Director General of the National Road Safety Authority, Mrs. May Obiri Yeboah, said the workshop will create a platform for stakeholders to make inputs in the draft legislation to enable it work effectively and efficiently adding that some of the draft inputs have not been yet implemented.
‘’Our mandate as an Authority have been reviewed and have impacted positively on our operations hence the Authority encounter with stakeholders will help brain storm on the draft Legislative instrument to make it functional,’’ she added.

The Gt. Accra Regional Minister, Mr. Ishmeal Ashitey said fatalities on the roads are alarming and therefore called for pragmatic measures to be put in place to curb the carnage on the roads and urged all stakeholders to work collectively to observe global best practices on the roads.

The Regional Minister hinted that the Regional coordinating council (RCC) is ready to partner the National Road Safety Authority on the discharge of it duties adding that the passage of the legislative instrument (LI) will add value to the Authority work.

Director for Regulatory and Inspection and Compliance at the NRSA, Kwame Koduah Atuahene charged government to request for road safety clearance certificate as well as permit and design before roads are commissioned across the country.

Source: Ben LARYEA/Africa News Network

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