Guest Contributor | May 20, 2019 | 0
‘Kerbing’ unsafe road behaviour
Vivo Energy Namibia and the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA) handed over to the City of Windhoek an upgraded pedestrian site, last week.
MVA Head: Accident and Injury Prevention, Jones Lutombi, commended the City of Windhoek for its involvement in road safety awareness and also acknowledged Vivos Energy contribution towards the initiative which is for Accident and Injury Prevention of the MVA Fund.
In handing over one of the infrastructure sites to the City, Lutombi said that the site was one of many identified in the Khomas Pedestrian Road Safety Audit, and they are delighted that they could tackle one problem area with the help of Vivo Energy Namibia.
Monetary assistance by Vivo Energy has benefited the City of Windhoek and part of the funding has been used to construct mountable curbs at all four corners of one of the busiest intersections of Independence Avenue in the CBD. The rest of the donation was used for the construction of speed humps in problematic areas in Katutura.
Managing Director of Vivo Energy Namibia, Johan Grobbelaar, said that one of the main focus areas of when considering a community investment programme is in the area of road safety and many of Vivo Energy’s programme intent is aimed at encouraging the adoption of safer behaviour amongst all road users, which include pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and drivers.
Road safety within city limits and on our national roads has become a major concern and we feel that every bit of assistance helps to ensure that everyone is safe when using our roads, Grobbelaar said.