School area improvements in Accra
Amend is implementing road safety education and infrastructure programmes in Ghana alongside it’s work in several other countries across sub-Saharan Africa. Amend’s research has shown that providing footpaths, safe crossings and speed reduction measures in the area of schools alone can reduce injuries by at least 25%. Ayikai Poswayo, Programme Manager of Amend, said: “Ghana’s greatest resource and hope are its children. We need to do all we can to protect them on the roads and we know how. Now is the time for a real step change on the ground. We cannot afford to fail.”
The work includes some schools near the notorious N1 ‘George W Bush’ Highway, where heavy traffic is blighting the surrounding communities. At the Christ Mission School in Kwashieman, Amend has delivered its School Area Road Safety Assessment & Improvement (SARSAI) programme, with a new footpath and speed humps in the school environs.