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Street Sense Calls on new Director-General of MTTD

SSO paid a courtesy on the newly-appointed Director-General of Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, DCOP Francis Aboagye Nyarko to officially welcome him and introduce SSO to him.

Briefing the Director-General on the operations of SSO, Mr. Sampson Addoye, the National Coordinator of SSO, said the organisation started operation in 2014 as an NGO to create awareness and educate the public on road safety and serenity on the road.

SSO’s vision, he said, is to become an effective hub in the road safety issue and that MTTD and NRSA are their partners.

Mr. Addoye explained that SSO is not an enforcer of the road traffic laws but they assist the law enforcers and regulators through donating their flagship reflective vests and other road safety equipment to enable them to go about their duties in safety.

He mentioned Accra-Cape Coast-Takoradi, Accra-Aflao, Accra-Kumasi, Tamale-Kintapo, and Bogoso-Tarkwa-Yanfuri stretch as some of the dangerous roads in terms of road accidents that need more education and sensitisation.

He announced that SSO is about to introduce a new reflective harness for the safety of the officers.

"We are ready to supply you with 1,000 pieces of these harnesses through the Ghana Police Service," he said and urged them to pick a date for the donation, precisely before Christmas.

"We also have various educative information flyers, which we will be distributing to both drivers and pedestrians during the campaign," he added.

He, therefore, pledged their support to ensure a successful tenure of the new Director-General of the MTTD and the department at large.

"So Mr. Director-General, we are here to tell you that SSO is behind you, we're lending our full support to make sure that your tenure becomes successful."

The Director-General of MTTD, on his part, said as their yearly routine, they will be deploying men on the Highways to continue educating drivers to respect the Road Traffic Regulations (LI. 2180).

He said: "The carnage on our roads and the reckless driving is a worrying issue for the country and my outfit is trying hard to educate the road users on safety issues".

"We have started, they are on the road and we are putting our operational order in place to brief our men on what is expected of them on the road," he added.

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