“XËYU NDAW ÑI”: 6,561 young people trained in road safety in 2022 (director 3fpt)

(APS) – A total of 6,561 young people were trained in road safety techniques in 2022 under the “XËYU NDAW ÑI” program, the director general of the Vocational and Technical Training Financing Fund said on Monday. (3FPT), Sophie Diallo. “Six thousand five hundred sixty-one (6561) young people were trained in road safety techniques in 2022 as part of the ‘XËYU NDAW ÑI’ program out of a target of 20,000 young people,” said Ms. Diallo. She was speaking on the sidelines of a workshop to share the modalities for implementing the…

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CILT Ghana ADDRESSING THE ALARMING RISE OF NEEDLESS ROAD TRAFFIC CRASHES AND BOAT DISASTERS IN GHANA

June 7, 2023 – The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Ghana is saddened and concerned about the current road and water transport safety situation in the country. The recent incident on the Accra-Cape Coast road that resulted in the premature termination of 16 lives with numerous others injured, serves as a stark reminder of the urgent call to combat these needless, but often preventable road traffic crashes. Again, the recent boat disaster that occurred on the Black Volta in the Savannah Region which left one person dead, and…

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Lesotho: Government Pledges Support to National Transport Master Plan (NTMP)

The Minister of Public Works and Transport, Mr. Matjato Moteane says the government has pledged to support the National Transport Master Plan (NTMP) initiative as it aligns with the transformative and reformist approach that the government adopted to chart a developmental path of the country.   He said this when officially opening the workshop on the Development of the National Transport Master Plan. Mr. Mateane appreciated the journey, saying this milestone under review today has not been without challenges to the consulting team, other stakeholders, and the Ministry. He said…

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7th UN Global Road Safety Week 15-21 May 2023

Road traffic injures are a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, with around 1.3 million people killed and as many as 50 million people injured each year. For people aged 5-29 years, there is no greater threat to their lives. Globally, 1 of every 4 deaths occur among pedestrians and cyclists. The Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 reflects an ambitious target to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries by 50% by 2030. It highlights that they can be prevented by addressing the whole of the…

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Road Safety Week: African Nations Steer towards Reducing Deaths

Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death among African youth, so governments across the continent have resolved to drive in a new unified direction, ahead of Road Safety Week, observed 15 to 21 May. Increasingly grim accident statistics provided the impetus for action, including two bus crashes in Senegal that claimed 62 lives in January. In nearby Côte d’Ivoire, the daily number of fatal road accidents has risen to 46, from just 12 in 2012. In the world’s region most affected by road crashes, sub-Saharan Africa’s fatality rate is 27…

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