Security analyst, Nana Owusu Sekyere is calling for the interrogation or reforming of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) of Ghana.
He stated that, “the DVLA issues license to qualified drivers, inspects and certifies the suitability of vehicles plying our roads”, the hence any happening that erupt from the non-performance of the authority should lead to the interrogation of the institution.
According to him, “our continuous ‘arms open approach’ to circumvent ethics and the non-performance of our institutions must at a point in time awaken our security consciousness. Where institutions are not performing, not only do they undermine national development, they pose a threat”.
Vehicular accidents on our roads have risen up causing the loss of many precious lives in the country including four trainee nurses.
Precious lives of individuals who are and could play a major role in our nation building are lost in tragic and gory car crashes.
The recent one happened on the Sunyani-Abeseim road in the Brong Ahafo Region in which 4 trainee nurses departed.
Who is the cause of these accident?
This question has been answered by many in different ways with some blaming it on spiritual reasons, greed on the side of drivers- working whiles tired and that of alcoholic influences.
A critical look at the role of the DVLA, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) of Ghana is that, it is the government agency responsible for the licensing and evaluation of drivers and cars in Ghana. The authority is thus responsible for ensuring safety on Ghanaian roads.
The analyst therefore stated that, “If vehicular accidents contribute to majority of deaths in this country, then a reversal of this must start with interrogating DVLA or reforming it”.
Suicide which seems to be becoming the fashion of the day is also another area which is taking the lives of our dear citizens.
Nana Owusu Sekyere is cautioning Ghanaians to take into consideration our culture of rituals.
He also said, Psychopathic tendencies emerge too many as a way of life without them necessarily gaining anything with the exception of personal fulfillment.
This however requires a social recognition of the numerous possibilities so that we can comprehensively fashion out a wider investigation methodology. Possible suggestion for a wider investigation he stated as having an open mind taking into consideration the element of social change, allowing Comprehensive investigation with experts.
The others are society acting as watch dogs in our communities while awakening and increasing community policing.
He finally suggested that embarking on a public education could be a great catalyst in halting this situation as soon as possible since everything can’t be suicide.