Jumat, 05 Oktober 2012


The President of the West African Road Safety Organisation (WASCO), Mr Osita Chidoka, has called on members to map out strategies that would ensure the free movement of ECOWAS vehicles into other countries.

He said the strategy when implemented would ensure that every country had the same road traffic regulations thereby allowing drivers from different countries to operate without any disturbance.

Mr Chidoka who also doubles as Corps Marshal of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC),made this remark when he paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Transport, Mr Collins Dawuda today to introduce some members of the organisation and to also learn about some traffic regulations in the country which could be implemented in other countries.

WASCO was formed in May 2008 under the auspices of ECOWAS commission which comprises ECOWAS member countries. Its aim is to promote and reinforce road safety in Africa.

He said there was the urgent need for all countries to be able to reduce road traffic accidents by 50 per cent by the end of 2013 adding that all should do their best to make it a possibility.

The Minister of Transport, Mr Alhaji Collins Dawuda on his part, pledged the countries support to provide inputs which would help improve road traffic accidents not only in Africa but the world at large.

He was of the view that every country had the responsibility of ensuring the safety of its citizen’s by all means possible hence harmonising road traffic regulations in West African countries was in order.

“We should try and make it possible to have one rule and same standards for every driver everywhere so as to ensure smooth operations and regular checks of road users,” he said.

Present at meeting was the Executive Director of National Roads Safety Commission (NRSC), Mr Noble Appiah, the Director, Planning and Programmes of NSRC, Mrs May Obiri-Yeboah, and some other members of the NRSC.

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