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FMY Foundation donates road safety items to motorist

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The founder of Fridaus Mubarak Yussif (FMY) Foundation, Mr. Fridaus Mubarak Yussif has donated road safety items to Kintampo Motto Traffic and Transport Department for onward distribution.

The gesture is in partnership with the National Youth Authority, Kintampo, Ghana Road Safety, Kintampo Motto Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD).

Road accidents have been on the ascendency claiming lives nationwide in the year 2021 and 2022; data from MTTD of the Ghana Police Service has shown. Road carnages can be attributed to many factors key amongst them is the indiscipline nature of motorists and drivers.

Kintampo municipality was spotted as an accident prone area following the 18% increase of road mortality from 2020 to 2021, causing 171 more lives to be lost after the 10th March incident, where 29 of them were burnt beyond recognition on the N10 road (Techiman-Tamale Highway).

The sad part is that, a whopping 88% of the people involved in the accidents were above 18 years, which means most of the deaths were people in the active and economically productive age group.

It is in this light that the FMY Foundation decided to organize road safety awareness campaign.

The campaign saw about almost 100 bikers from Accra to Kintampo to sensitive the people on the need for adhering to road signs, respect for traffic lights and many more.

Records showed most motorists rode without helmets, so FMY Foundation acquired more than 100 hundred helmets, 150 reflectors and more than 300 branded t-shirts to help create awareness and also help reduce road carnages in the Kintampo Municipality.

The presentation of helmets, reflectors and branded t-shirts were given to the first 200 people who attended the program.

The Hausa Chief (Sarki Alhaji Usamatu Musah) who was the chairman for the occasion thanked the founder of FMY Foundation for the thoughtfulness which would go a long way to alleviate road carnages in the municipality after sharing his own experience of road accident without a helmet.

The Kintampo Motto Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) Director, (Chief Inspector Dzoti) also admonished the citizenry to wear the helmets given to them always and not make them white elephants at the detriment of their lives. “Also observe traffic regulations and pay key attention to road signs”. He added.

Dr. Yaw Ampofo, a representative from the Kintampo Municipal Hospital also added his voice and commended the organizers for such a wonderful program and assured his outfit continues support.

He also encouraged the FMY Foundation to continue with such activities by educating motorist about the dangers of indiscipline and threat on the road.

He concluded by thanking the FMY Foundation for their donation to the hospital during the Christmas festivity and prays Almighty God continue to bless the Foundation in all facets of their lives.

In attendance was some youth focused groups like Next Level, Gidaadi Association, Scouts, Possible Creative Arts and many others.

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