The Road Safety Authority (NRSA) has on Thursday 25 June, 2020, held a stakeholder engagement with various transport industry actors to interrogate and make inputs into the draft Legislative Instrument (LI) of the Authority for onward presentation to Parliament.
The Authority has finalized consultations and discussions on the bill, and is now soliciting for views and suggestions from stakeholders to fine-tune it to facilitate its passage by Parliament by August this year.
Speaking in an interview with the media on the side-lines of the Northern Regional Consultative meeting on the bill in Tamale, the Director of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation at the Authority, Mr. Martin Owusu Afram indicated that the provisions on road safety in the country has transition periods and that is aimed at giving players in the transport industry ample time to adjust to fit.
The NRSA has started a nationwide consultative meeting on the draft LI that will regulate road transport operations in the country.
When passed, the LI would enable the NRSA to enforce standards, to promote sanity and reduce road crashes to the barest minimum.
This according to Mr. Afram will be achieved through a collaborative partnership between the NRSA, the DVLA and the security agencies through enforcement.
On his part the N/R representative of the Cargo Association, Alhaji Abukari Mahama took the opportunity to appeal for an end of service benefit for Cargo drivers, taking into consideration their contribution to the country’s development.
The meeting which took place at the GNAT hall in Tamale was attended by leadership of transport unions, representatives of traditional authorities, officers of road sector agencies, security services and drivers among several others.