Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 12, 2009
The critical conundrum of road accidents in Africa has preoccupied many for some time now. Millions of people die in road accidents in Africa each year; and the casualty rates are astonishing. As many as 50 million people are injured or disabled by road traffic crashes every year. The world cannot sit down to watch this carnage to go on. We must do something now. In his book, Stopping the Carnage on African Roads, Okyere Bonna has spent a remarkable length of time researching and extensively writing about this subject. He cites Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa as his case study and suggests measures needed to stop the carnage.
Some 1.2 million people die in road traffic crashes in Africa every year. On the critical subject of preventable road carnage in Africa, Bonna is one among a dispiritedly low number of writers and intellectuals who knows exactly what he is talking about. In essence, the author's argument revolves around the salutary, commonsensical and imperative need for postcolonial African governments to ensure that the auspicious facility of vehicular transportation is safely and productively engaged. The latter observation, of course, implies the stringent and impartial enforcement of transit laws and penalties, particularly given the avoidable and unsavory fact of continental Africa disproportionately leading the rest of the world in the rate of road accidents.
"While indeed, as the author, himself, attests the focus of this book is Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa, for obvious reasons, nonetheless, Stopping the Carnage on African Roads is unmistakably germane to the totality of the dismal traffic situation in Africa at large. In this sense, the expansive title of the book is all the more appropriate." (Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D., Bronx, New York)
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