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Passengers Life At Risk As Unhealthy “Trotro” Cars Hits Osu, Mamobi, Nima Etc Roads

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Passengers Life At Risk As Unhealthy “Trotro” Cars Hits Osu, Mamobi, Nima Etc Roads

The life of a traveler is always in the hands of a driver even though God is the ultimate controller. The probability of getting stuck on the road when joining some passenger (trotro) Ghana Accra is high due to the state of the vehicles.

Research conducted by our source shows that vehicles used by some drivers are not healthy enough to be on the road but how did they get clearance from GPRTU? A trip to Osu, Mamobi, Nima and few to mention were notable places in the capital where these vehicles are seen as normal vehicles to be used in conveying passengers.

Our first encounter started from the Madina to Nungua station where a driver has to join 2 cables before sparking his car. This got our reporter wondering why should it be so? Prior to this, an incident happened on Circle- Botwe (UPSA curve) road where due to illegal connection, the front headlight stopped working and all of a sudden smokes filled the car in less than 1 minute. Our reporter who happened to sit in front that evening has to jump through the window to save his own life. The unapologetic conductor and his driver always seem to be comfortable and shout back at passengers wherever these claims are made.

The GPRTU which is a general union looking after these issues seems to be unconcerned with these claims. The leaders are not ready and will not entertain any question on these issues. Interesting, the police are also not too concerned about this.

Our second encounter was fun even though it was risky. The vehicle stopped in the middle of the road almost 5 times before we reached our destination (Mamobi). Furious passengers got down and joined different cars as we the strong hearted continued the journey until we finally arrived at the lorry park. Upon arrival, we went straight to the station masters office only to be told he is not around. Caretaker upon seeing our facial looks hinted his boss that there was a fire in the mountain. We waited till we could see we are tired. Any attempt to trap him was not working as he was directed not to answer any question.

Over the past few years, statistics show that accident rates are always increasing instead of finding measures to help decrease it. In 2017,2,527 accidents were recorded while it increased to 2,970 in 2018 signifying a 17% increase. I urge the government to prompt these unions and security services to take the challenge and stop some vehicles from operating as a commercial transport. Let’s join hands in doing this as citizens but not because of our stomach.

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The NDC Will Build More Mortuaries In Zongo Communities If Voted Into Power : John Mahama

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NDC’s Presidential Aspirant John Dramani Mahama in an interview whiles reading from the manifesto mentioned the NDC if voted into power will build more mortuaries in Zongo Communities.

Seated on Woezor TV, Ex-President Mahama maintained that building morgues in the Zongo Communities forms part of his party’s plan to develop the Zongo localities.

He estimated of building over 300 mortuaries. John Mahama stated that this initiative by the NDC will go a long way to help the Zongo region in handling and preserving of dead bodies.

“..we will facilitate the establishment of morgues/mortuary. There has been a long-standing complains about how dead bodies are handled and a lot of the Muslim communities have no been happy…” Mahama said.

John Mahama also talked about the creation of vast recreational centres in the Zongo Communities for the purpose of making the suffer less in getting a place to hold big and small events.

“…because of the nature of Zongos and other deprived urban settlements, there are no places they can have their social events and their recreational facilities so we will identify areas where we can create a good environments so when they have weddings and other things they can use..”

Meanwhile, John Mahama says his government will legalise the commercial operation of motorbikes popularly known as Okada when voted into power in 2021.

According to him, the Okada business has become a means of sustenance for young people who are unemployed.

Addressing people during his tour of Kpando in the Volta Region, he stated that “our law says okada is illegal, but it is a reality it has come to stay and you can’t stop it. So, I say when we come into office, we legalise it but we will regulate it.”

Anyone interest in pursuing an okada business will be trained and also educated to obey all needed traffic regulations, John Mahama added.

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Akufo-Addo Comes Nowhere Near Me In Delivery Of Infrastructure : John Mahama

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John Dramani Mahama has responded to claims by the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) that he lacks credibility.

The NPP on a number of occasions has claimed that Mr. Mahama has no credibility in delivering on his promises. During the launch of the NPP manifesto, President Nana Akufo-Addo lambasted Mahama saying he has ‘zero’ credibility when it comes to the implementation of policies hence cannot be trusted. But Mr. Mahama has responded to such claims in an interview on Woezor TV on Sunday, September 20, 2020.

John Mahama in the interview challenged President Akufo-Addo to show the infrastructural projects his government has undertaken in his four-year administration.

“Ghanaians know what my track record is and I am talking about economic infrastructure and if it comes to social infrastructure, my opponent comes nowhere near me in terms of my track record. I built schools, I built hospitals, I repaired the roads, electricity, water, we expanded the Tema Port investment of over one billion dollars. We built the new Terminal three, University of Ghana Medical Centre, water supply to many communities, and extended electricity to so many communities across the country.”

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#IamFreedom: Freedom Jacob Ceasar, An African Visionary, Industrialist and Nation Builder Declares A New Africa

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Freedom Jacob Caesar, Ghanaian businesses mogul, real estate entrepreneur, and philanthropist has taken a significant mission upon his business life.

Born Nana Kwame Bediako, the Industrialist in a new documentary “The African Dream: The Man With The Audacity to Build the New Africa” has declared himself as the African Prince.

Setting the record straight, the CEO of Kwarleyz Group is known for producing the best of world-class buildings all over the world. His mission and vision for Africa are to create a new image of hosting the best designed, luxurious, and classic building in Africa.

His vision is to industrialize Africa and develop it from within reflects in the video below.

Subscribe to his Freedom Jacob Caesar’s YouTube channel below.
https://www.youtube.com/c/FREEDOMJACOBCAESAR

Follow his Instagram account here: @iamfreedom

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