General News of Mon, 6 Nov 20170
OmniBank campaigns for child safety; donates to Road Safety Commission
As part of its corporate social responsibility to ensure child pedestrian safety, OmniBank is set to embark on road safety campaign to reduce inner city accidents.
The move is to ensure commercial drivers obey motor and traffic regulations to prevent carnage on our roads.
The Chief Executive Officer of OmniBank, Philip Oti-Mensah revealed this when the bank donated crossing stands to the Road Safety Commission in Accra.
The motive for the gesture, he noted is due to the alarming rate of road traffic crashes involving children.
“Every year we donate to Road Safety Commission to make sure that children are safe on our roads” he noted.
Mr. Oti-Mensah said though accidents involving children has reduced; they must be educated on how to use the crossing stands placed in front of their schools.
He also disclosed plans to partner with the Road Safety Commission to train taxi and trotro drivers in the inner cities so that the accidents could be avoided.
“Generally we want to reduce the number of accident on our roads but particular we are interested in inner-city accidents which is avoidable” he added.
Receiving the donation, Executive Director of the Commission, May Obiri-Yeboah bemoaned how school children in their bid to cross the road are knocked down because some drivers drive over the 50 kilometre per hour, which is the correct speed limit at pedestrian crossing.
She noted that children usually fall victims to such accidents, which surprisingly sometimes happen at zebra crossings because they cannot judge distances.
The Road Safety Commission CEO cautioned drivers against speeding, unnecessary overtaking, and overloading of vehicles as we approach the festive session to reduce road accidents.
Madam Obiri-Yeboah thanked OmniBank for their gesture and urged other corporate bodies to emulate their example.