The National Road Safety Authority has hinted that as part of plans to reduce the number of road accidents in the country, they are thinking of banning movies been shown in buses.
It is now a common practice in the country that when one is embarking on a long journey he/she is entertained by some movie been shown in the buses until they get to their final destination.
But according to the Road safety authority, television is a major agent of distraction for both the drivers and the passenger and the least distracted one becomes can cause an accident.
David Abunyah who is the Eastern regional Road Safety Advocate of the National Road Safety Authority during a recent interview on radio stated that keeping the television on in vehicles distract passengers from their role of monitoring and keeping a check on speeding drivers.
Quoting the commissions act to back his comment he disclosed that section 189 of the Road Safety Acts is against TVs in vehicles and on dashboards.
“(1) a person shall not use or operate a television monitor or a similar device on the dashboard of a motor vehicle while the motor vehicle is in motion.
(2) A person who contravenes sub-regulation commits an offense and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than twenty-five penalty units or to a term of imprisonment of not more than thirty days or to both”
Shifting his attention unto the passengers, Mr. Abunyah bemoaned the fact that because the passengers become so engulfed in watching TV in vehicles their focus is turned off the road making them unaware of what goes on or what the driver is up to.
He also mentioned that preaching in buses is another source of distraction to drivers and passengers which must not be allowed.
He quickly advised passengers to engage drivers to know if they have their driver’s license before they board their cars.
Rev. Obofuor Under Fire As A Businessman Drags Him To Court For Defrauding Him Ghc 190,000
Founder and general overseer of Anointed Palace Chapel, Rev. Obofuor has been dragged to Accra High court by a businessman for defrauding him in the tune of Ghc 190,000.
Charles Frimpong, claims he had a power plant deal with the man of God which costs Ghc 70,000 which he did not pay upfront but requested another one be brought to him, taking his bill to Ghc 140,000. He said that Obofuor again requested for a transmitter which cost Ghc 90,000, bringing his total bill to Ghc 230,000.
Out of the total amount owed, Charles claims that the pastor has paid only Ghc 40,000 and has refused to pay the rest of the amount owed ie Ghc 190,000. The court is yet to pronounce judgment on the case.
WATCH The Emotional Moment American Protesters Sing Burna Boy’s ‘Ye’ Song As They March For George Floyd
The black communities in America are still marching in all the 50 States to demand justice for George Floyd. In the new footage, the charged protestors can be seen in a video singing Burna Boy’s ‘Ye’ in a manner that will definitely give you goosebumps.
George Floyd was killed in the Powderhorn community of Minneapolis, Minnesota On May 25, 2020, after a white cop knelt on his neck while he was handcuffed and struggling for breath.
Most of the demonstrations over the past eight days have been peaceful, except isolated cases of clashes with the police in some areas. Meanwhile, all the white officers who contributed to the death of George Floyd have officially been charged.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is increasing charges against Derek Chauvin to 2nd degree in George Floyd’s murder and also charging other 3 officers. This is another important step for justice.
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) June 3, 2020
Watch Americans were spotted singing Burna Boy’s hit track “Ye” while walking on the streets with placards that read “Black Lives Matter.“
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Tourism Sector Records $171 Million Loss During Coronavirus Pandemic : Minister
The tourism and hospitality sectors have recorded a $171 million loss in revenue due to the adverse impact of coronavirus.
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, made this known to the media on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at the Information Ministry’s press briefing.
She was outlining the guidelines for the easing of restrictions in the tourism and hospitality sectors.
According to her, the loss was recorded from March 2020 to June 2020.
She the amount was arrived at after doing a detailed calculation of tourists spent over the years.
She says in 2018, spending per tourist amount to $2,781.
In 2019, spending per tourist was $2,931 in 2020.
Those spendings, she says, have been lost in 2020 due to the pandemic.
According to her, such monies were spent on hotels, buying food, going to beaches, among others.
She indicated that the coronavirus pandemic has had a negative impact on Ghana’s tourism and hospitality sectors.
However, she indicated an amount of $4 million has been earmarked for the redevelopment of tourism sites and destinations in Ghana.
Additionally, $5 million has been budgeted for tourism sites supports, she told the media.
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