West-Palm investment brings safety and comfort on roads
Date published: November 9, 2011
From Michael Boateng, Sunyani
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of West-Palm Investment Limited, Nana Kwadwo Arko Boadu has added his voice to the call on drivers and other road users to change their attitudes in order to reduce carnages on Ghana’s roads.
He added that notwithstanding how new, old or the road worthiness of the vehicle might be, the surest way to prevent accidents, is to be cautious and law abiding.
Speaking at a day’s workshop organized by West-Palm Investment for people interested in getting cars and clothes on credit basis in Sunyani at the Weekend, Nana Kwadwo Arko Boadu emphasized that life on the roads would be safer and comfortable if brand new cars and well-maintained ones are used on the roads.
Mr. Arko Boadu noted that aside human error which is the major cause of road accidents, over-aged and rickety vehicles also contribute greatly to the causes of accident in the country.
West-Palm Investment Ltd is an agency which gives cars and clothes on credit bases to prospective car owners.
The CEO of West-Palm Investment explained that it has been the desire of majority of the people of Ghana to own car, but their income status does not help in fulfilling such desires.
The company has designed a package for everybody interested in owning a car to achieve that dream by only paying 10% of the cost of any car of the person’s choice, for it to be delivered without collateral.
According to him, after the 10% down payment as initial deposit for the value of the car, two guarantors are required who could be a family member or a friend and weekly sales fro commercial vehicles and monthly payment of the remaining cost for private cars.
Nana Kwadwo Arko Boadu continued that clients enjoy two and half years comprehensive insurance for saloon cars and three years for Urvan cars, whiles payment of vehicle within a year attract 8% discount and licensing of vehicles and all documentation are handled by West-Palm Investment as well as all renewals of vehicle documents.
He said West-Palm deals with five partner companies where brand new cars are bought from five different countries including Japan, Germany, Korea, USA and UK and the client has a choice of the preferred country and the type of vehicle needed.
On his part, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Commander of the Police Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU), DSP Paul Wesley Baah called on drivers and car owners to go in for new vehicles and insist on periodic maintenance to ensure safety and comfort on the roads.
Mr. Baah disclosed that the region from January to September 30 recorded a total of 494 accidents on the roads, which has 610 vehicles involved, out of which 134 cases were fatal, 132 were serious, 228 were minor, 196 deaths were recorded and 505 injured. This, he attributed to human errors.
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