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Emotions high in parliament as Garu MP remember Accident Victims

A wrecked vehicle involved in the accident

Mr Speaker, I stand here as a Ghanaian making a simple request, let us support the families of the deceased especially the affected children by calling on Government to institute a compensation package for the so many orphans left behind as a result of this accident to avoid adding more street children to our streets.
Mr. Speaker, our commercial vehicles, especially long distance vehicles, have no proper passenger records and in the event of any eventuality, we struggle to get details of the victims. We need a policy on detail passenger documentation and passenger rights.
Commercial vehicles plying our roads both short and long distances are usually over loaded with people and luggage stuffed under the seats. This practice must be stopped through effective monitoring and sanctioning.
Mr speaker, it is noted that most of the fatal accidents happened at night; long distance commercial vehicles should be made to travel day time with two drivers on board.
Again, Mr Speaker, far too often, travellers suffer accidents with no insurance packages for them. Commercial vehicles should be enjoined to take up comprehensive insurance policies and passenger travel insurance.
I conclude by acknowledging that we have seen so many other fatal accidents that struck all of us like the two separate accidents which claimed over several lives and left many others with life time injuries. Let’s all acknowledge this double grief and act. The legacy of this awful tragedy should be that we resolve never to forget these people and say never again. My deepest condolence to the families and friends who lost loved ones.
Thank you Mr Speaker.

Source: therepublinewsonlline com/Felix Nyaaba

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