BMW Club Ghana delivers hope and supports accident-free roads

BY: Isaac Yeboah

BMW Club Ghana (BMWCGH) last weekend stormed the Kumasi metropolis to execute what they tagged as “Delivering Hope” and “Supporting Law Enforcement”, donating to charity causes and giving towards road safety efforts.

BMW Club Ghana made donations of food items, baby & personal care products, clothes, beverages and others to the Kumasi Children’s Home at the same time they initiated a courtesy call to the Ashanti Regional Motor Transport and Traffic Unit, to demonstrate their support for law enforcement and road safety by donating high-visibility vests aimed at enhancing officer’s safety during traffic warding.

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Founded in 2017, BMW Club Ghana has grown to become one of Africa’s fastest growing owner supported single-marque car clubs.

BMW Club Ghana has over 500 members nationwide with over 200 dues-paying members mutually enhancing one another’s BMW ownership and driving experience, and with close to 25,000 followers on social media platforms. As one of BMW’s active and enthusiastic organizations, the club represents a lifestyle of passion and performance as powerful as the cars they drive.

The club aims to enhance the BMW experience of their members by providing services, support, information, and activities that promote camaraderie and encourage social awareness and responsibility.

BMW Club Ghana enjoys a strong, yet independent relationship with BMW Clubs Africa and its BMW Ghana subsidiary. The club is a “not-for-profit” corporation “steered” by elected executives and supported by communications, welfare, technical & legal committees with members of varying backgrounds - medical fields, business developers, IT specialists, media, law, banking, engineers.

The president of the club, Benjamin Kwadwo Oppong, a Renewable Energy Specialist, indicated that the club’s key activities evolved around:

  • Charity donations termed “Delivering Hope” to the Hopeless I.e. Orphanage Homes, Health Centers etc. across Ghana and neighbouring countries.
  • Road Safety Campaigns aimed at sensitizing and educating the public on the importance of road safety and adhering to traffic regulations.
  • Tourism Drives aimed at promoting local tourism by capturing exciting sights and sounds of beautiful Ghana, its culture and landscape.

He also echoed the need for Ghanaians to adhere to and enforce existing traffic laws and regulations aimed at minimizing road accidents, injuries and deaths on our roads.

Records indicate that 174 lives were lost in the first five months (January – May) of 2018 in the Ashanti Region alone, representing a 39% increase in fatalities over the same period in 2017, with as many as 893 road accidents being recorded between January – May, 2018 in the Ashanti Region alone.