Members of Parliament have been entreated to act as Road and COVID-19 safety ambassadors during the Easter season.
According to the Second Deputy Speaker, Andrew Amoako Asiamah, MPs are in a special place to contribute towards preventing road accidents and an upsurge in COVID-19 cases throughout the festivities.
He made these remarks in a speech, which he read on behalf of the Speaker, Alban Bagbin.
“Let me also draw your attention to the fact that this period is usually characterized by so much insecurity across the length and breadth of the country. It is a time where many road accidents also occur. I, therefore, advise that you take a paramount interest in your safety on our roads. Drive cautiously and keep safe at every material moment as the house needs each and every one of you back safe, and I also encourage commuters on our various roads to be protective of their lives and the lives of other road users and drive cautiously.”
“Road accidents aside, following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, it is expected that many recreational centres will again see the gathering of thousands, particularly our beaches. Let us advice our constituents to endeavour to keep themselves safe during this season,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Police Service has announced that it is working to enforce holistic security measures during the Easter festivities.
In a statement, it said, “stringent measures have been put in place to provide security coverage across the country for the 2022 Easter Celebrations.”
“All Regional Commands, with the support of the National Operations, the MTTD and the Police Intelligence Directorate are working to ensure that all persons who travel for the celebrations do so in safety. We shall also ensure that all events organised in various communities are secured and incident-free,” parts of a Police statement said on Thursday, April 14, 2022.