Ghanaian film producer Samuel Whyte Agyapong, has debunked the perception that road accidents during festive seasons are caused by negative spiritual activities. He blamed negligence and the lack of facilities such as ‘working street lights’ as major factors to the problem.
He said Pastors and other religious leaders should speak to their congregation about adhering to proper road safety practices and be more cautious. He said this yesterday in a phone interview from his residence in Accra.
Film Producer Samuel Whyte Agyapong has stated that road accidents are the results of careless human activities only. “We cannot blame the continuous accidents on our roads as spiritual occurrences. Tell me, isn’t the driver a human being? Seriously, I think we need to be more disciplined behind the wheel and accept that every driver is responsible for not only the passengers in the car, but also the pedestrian close by”, he said.
Samuel Whyte Agyapong also described the unavailability of working street lights as a contributing factor to road accidents in Ghana. “Driving at night in many parts of Accra, can be dangerous because, the streets are quite dark and so a driver is likely to hit someone crossing the road without seeing the person coming”, he said.