THE Ashanti Regional Road Safety Committee has presented 150 pairs of rubber sandals (Charlie Wote) to the inmates of the Manhyia Prisons in Kumasi.
The rubber sandals were confiscated from drivers and their mates as part of the committee’s road safety campaign.
According to the union, even though drivers had been warned not to wear “Charlie Wote” to drive because of the dangers associated with it, they continued to use them.
The Regional Co-ordinator of the committee, Mr Kwaku Oware Boateng, said his outfit had persistently cautioned drivers against the use of the rubber sandals.
He said the tendency of a driver wearing the sandals to slip was high, and this could not be tolerated.
He said everything would be done to bring sanity into the system.
Mr Boateng indicated that road safety campaigns were very important because they prompted drivers about the negative developments in the system.
The officer in charge of the prisons, Mr J.K. Mensah, who received the sandals on behalf of the inmates, thanked the committee for the gesture and promised to put them to good use.