The National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) has charged the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) to divert their attention to the damaged Ashaiman Bridge on the Accra-Tema motorway.
The call comes after an overloaded truck rammed into the Accra-bound section of the bridge, damaging its parts.
In a letter by the NRSA to the GHA, it said a physical examination organized by the Authority revealed the incident may have “consequences for the structural integrity of the bridge thereby posing public safety concerns for road users”.
To this effect, the authority is requesting the Highway Authority to perform an impact assessment report on the damages to the bridge in a two-week ultimatum
NRSA, in accordance to Section 27 of the National Road Safety Authority Act 2019 (Act 993) has threatened to sanction the outfit if it failed to comply with their directives.
The Act, which transformed the body from a Commission into an Authority is empowered as a regulator to coordinate activities of transport stakeholders.
It is also mandated to investigate transport systems for safety compliance and make the requisite recommendations to the Ministry of Transport and its related authorities.