Head of the National Insurance Commission (NIC) says his outfit will begin a pilot programme to tow broken-down vehicles in August this year.
This will be in collaboration with other insurance companies in Ghana.
Speaking on Upfront recently, Dr. Justice Ofori revealed that citizens will not be charged with the towing of vehicles.
According to him, the initiative is part of measures to enhance the fight against road crashes in the country.
“It’s not going to be an easy thing but we think we have to pilot it in Accra hopefully by August we should be able to start at no cost to consider,” he told host Winston Amoah.
The number of lives lost to road traffic accidents remains high despite campaigns and interventions by government and private institutions.
A recent statistic by the Motor Traffic and Transport Department of the Ghana Police Service revealed that a total number of 1,034 fatalities have been recorded on the road between January and April this year.
Dr Ofori who was worried about the increasing number of road accidents in the country attributed broken-down vehicles on the street to the menace.
He said the towing of these vehicles from the street will help reduce road accidents in Ghana.
He further stated that his outfit will contribute to road safety with this initiative which will also help the country mitigate road carnage.
“We feel that we should be able to find a mechanism within the current premium regime without raising additional payment because we know that all comprehensive vehicles in our country has a tow element in it and so we have to find out how we can actually take that tow element out and then use it as our give back to society,” he stated.