Selling various types of medicines on commercial buses commonly known as Trotro must stop in Ghana, Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, Member of Parliament for Tema East Constituency has voiced out.
According him, allowing people to sell on buses could divide the attention of the driver and possibly cause road accident.
“I have told the driver unions that they must not allow anybody to sell medicines or preach in the buses. Road safety is a shared responsibility.” He told Accra based ClassFM.
Mr Titus-Glover’s concern comes in the wake of the ghastly crash involving two huge buses at Mankron near Suhum on the Accra-Kumasi Highway early Wednesday which killed at least ten people. Several other passengers on both buses also sustained injuries.
First responders from the Ghana Police Service, National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), and Ghana National Fire Service rushed to the scene to salvage the situation.
One bus has registration number GN 6600 – 17 and the other GS 835 – 16. The injured have been rushed to the Suhum Government Hospital for treatment while the dead have been ferried to the morgue.
Mr Titus-Glover commented that, road safety is a shared responsibility, therefore, all stakeholders must come together to reduce the menace. He also cautioned the drivers against speeding and wrong overtaking.
According to him, “At every opportunity, we need to talk against indiscipline on our roads as part of the fight against accidents. He added.