Street Sense Donates Branded Reflective Harnesses to the MTTD
Street Sense Organisation (SSO) has renewed its commitment to support the work of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service in facilitating traffic management to ensure safety on the roads.
This commitment was demonstrated with the donation of 1,015 pieces of branded reflective harnesses worth GH₵35,000 to the MTTD, adding up to the thousands of branded reflective vests donated by Street Sense to the MTTD over the years.
The National Coordinator of SSO, Mr. Samson Oddoye, presenting the reflective harnesses expressed worry over the recent ‘knockdowns’ of police personnel on the road by drivers, saying, “the visibility of personnel in management of traffic is crucial.”
Mr. Oddoye said the harnesses have inscriptions such as ‘don’t drink and drive,’ ‘no helmet, no ride’ and ‘don’t text while driving’ to educate the public on best road safety practices.
He said road traffic management was a collective responsibility, and called on stakeholders to partner the police to ensure road safety.
He commended the MTTD personnel for their dedicated service in ensuring safety even at the expense of their lives.
Mr. Oddoye urged drivers to abide by the road safety regulations by avoiding speeding, wrongful overtaking and drunk driving, to protect lives and properties.
“Eighty per cent of road accidents in the country were results of human errors, drivers must abide by road safety regulations,” Mr Oddoye added.
The Director-General of the MTTD, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Francis Aboagye Nyarko, who represented the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, said the reflective harnesses would ensure visibility of personnel and promote safety on the road.
DCOP Aboagye said the harnesses came in at the right time to assist MTTD personnel carry out their work, adding that the items would be distributed to personnel across the country.
He said the police was poised to ensure discipline on the roads to reduce infractions.
“We are going to work assiduously to make sure that infractions on the roads are addressed. We will continue to check road traffic offences and that offending drivers will be arrested and prosecuted to serve as deterrent to others,” DCOP Aboagye said.
The Director General commended SSO for continuously supporting the MTTD carry out its mandate, and appealed to other corporate organisations and philanthropists to support the police in ensuring road safety.