Vivo Energy Trains Facilitators For The Road Safety School Empowerment Programme

Vivo Energy Ghana, in collaboration with the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), and the Ghana Education Service last year launched a road safety campaign dubbed “My Road Safety, My Life” for selected schools situated along the high risk roads in Accra to educate school pupils on road safety.

It is in line with this that an annual refresher training programme has been organized for teachers who are facilitators to equip them with modern road safety teaching methods and aids so that the knowledge acquired can impart on the 300 members of the road safety clubs in the metropolis.

Speaking at this year’s annual refresher training in Accra, the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr. Ebenezer Faulkner, said his outfit is concerned more about the lives of pedestrians our roads and are taking the lead in educating the young generation on road safety.

”children and young people are at a significant risk on our roads and Vivo Energy Ghana believes in catch them young young strategy with the hope is children start learning about road safety from a very early age, it will lead to safer behavior in life”.

According to him, road safety education plays an important role in shaping the attitudes and behaviors of children and young people, ensuing that they become responsible drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclist.

To demonstrate its commitment, Vivo Energy Ghana has provided road safety tool kits to all the 300 road safety club members and facilitators of the program. It has also funded the construction of speed ramps, repainting of faded road markings, and a lollipop stand on the Atta Mills high street.

Mr. Ebenezer Faulkner stated that the campaign will be extended to other part of the country very soon and has reiterated his outfit commitment to road safety and will continue to provide the necessary support to make the road a safer place.

Mr. Daniel Wuaka, Greeter Accra Regional Director of NRSC said road safety is a public health issue which requires the effort of everybody to bring a change the will make the road safety situation better.

He said provisional figures in 2014 indicate that 2,856 died through road accident and as at the end of February last year, 377 people were killed, 254 killed at the end of February this year. Out of this figures, 23% were children below the ages of sixteen.

He stated that areas like Awoshie – Pokuase road, Odorkor, Madina, Tesano, N1 Highway and motorway are areas where a lot of the accidents and the casualties are experienced.

He, therefore, appealed to corporate Ghana to come on board to intensify the road safety education since it is a collective responsibility to reduce road carnage.

Facilitators of the programme, “My Road Safety, My Life” campaign affirmed that the campaign has impart positively on the lives of the pupils since its inception.

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