The Tema Regional Manager of the Driver and Vehicle licensing Authority, DVLA, Atta Kumah Mensah has disclosed that 3.5 percent of Ghana’s GDP goes into road accident related services
He was addressing drivers in the Ashaiman Municipality in a days
sensitisation programme for to educate drivers on their bit to ensure reduction of road accidents to the bearest minimum in the country.
According to Mr. Mensah, government heavily subsidises drugs that are administered on accident victims at the various public health facilities, hence committing such a substantial amount of GDP which should have been channeled into infrastructural development to such course and as result exert pressure on the public purse.
He noted that the programme aimed at educating the drivers on their responsibilities to eliminate or drastically mitigate negligence related to road accidents thereby reducing government expenditure to that road accidents.
The platform was also used to issue new licenses to drivers as well renewed those whose license have expired.
The education programme according to the Tema DVLA boss will be replicated in all lorry terminals in his jurisdiction in their quest to reduce accidents in the region.