AMA receives road safety reflective vests from Street Sense

27.Apr.2021

The Street Sense Organisation (SSO) has donated 20 pieces of branded reflective vests to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA)   in Accra.

The items worth GHC 4524.00 is to support the activities of the Assembly in promoting safety on the roads of Accra. 

 Director in charge of Monitoring and Evaluation at SSO, Mr Kofi Gebrial Dake, who presented the items said the donation forms part of efforts to build a new relationship with the AMA to increase visibility to prevent road crashes in the city. 

He was hopeful the new partnership would help his outfit increase awareness and educate citizens about road safety issues to minimise road crashes. 

He said his out would be collaborating with the AMA in the coming days on a tree planting exercise to commemorate this year's World Environment Day scheduled for 5th June. 

 Coordinating Director of the AMA, Mr Benjamin Armah, who received the items on behalf of the Assembly, expressed his gratitude and was hopeful the partnership would help reduce risks on the roads.

He pointed out that issues of road safety were high on the Assembly's agenda hence its collaboration with stakeholders to promote road safety in the city. 

He said as part of efforts to reduce speeding in the city the AMA in partnership with the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) in 2019 presented six newly acquired speed detection devices, Laser Cam 4 to the Accra Central Motor, Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service to enforce laws on speed limits in Accra.

He pointed out that speeding had been identified as the leading causes of road crash in the metropolis adding that a lot was being done to address the challenge. 

He assured that the items would be used for the intended purpose to achieve the goal of reducing road crashes in the city.