The Government of Liberia Road Safety Secretarial has conducted a one daylong stakeholders meeting on Road Safety amongst local authorities, marketers, transport union, private, public school authorities and law enforcement officers.
The Coordinator of Road Safety Secretarial, Samuel Wonasue said, the meeting is meant to provide road safety education to help reduce the alarming rate of motor vehicles accident across the country.
According to him, the program is a 5-year project with various pillars and funding are from the World Bank and the African Development Bank.
The road safety Secretarial is comprising of the Ministries of Transport, Public Work, Education, Justice/Liberia National Police and Health. It can be recalled, in November 2019, the secretarial initiated the road safety public awareness campaign in Nimba, Bong, and Margibi Counties but was interrupted by the outbreak of COVID-19 last year
“Liberia has the highest rate of accident cases as compare to Malawi, so you have to carry the message out as you’re taught today about road safety and accident prevention.” Mr. Wonasue strongly advise.
He wants motorcyclists and drivers to use safe methods to eradicate too many accidents in the country. This he predicts will help to eradicate the many injuries and accident cases in Liberia.
Meanwhile, the Coordinator of RSS, said after their tour in the various counties they will make available traffic speed meters and breathe analyzer to the Liberia National Police that will enhance the process.
Speaking at the climax of the training, the Chief of Operator of Grand Cape Mount County, Supt. Kelvin M. Koboi lauded the team from RSS for the knowledge attained during the training.
Mr. Koboi said road safety is one of the issues that they are facing making direct reference to the movement of motorcyclists, drivers, tricyclist and others. “From the presentation of the facilitators, we expect that both the Police, motorcyclists, drivers and citizens work together positively to minimize the issue of accident within our country, he added.”
For his part, the City Mayor of Robertsport City, Edwin Korha shower praises on the Road Safety Secretarial for the discussion and training.
He assured that his office will educate the public on the best road safety measures to curtail accident in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount county. “After this training, we’re going to call stakeholders meeting with the join securities, motorcyclists and the drivers’ Union to tell them about the knowledge attained from the training.”
The Mayor of Robertsport said people are dying carelessly due to the misstep of drivers as he encouraged drivers to follow the road safety rules.