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Motor Vehicle Fund to join continent in commemorating Road Safety Day

Motor Vehicle Fund to join continent in commemorating Road Safety Day

As the global community remembers the thousands of road crash casualties and the plight of the families who are left destitute to deal with the aftermath of this gruesome pandemic, the Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund has undertaken various activities in commemoration of Africa Road Safety Day slated for Sunday, 19 November.

This week, the Fund conducted roadblock refresher training in Walvisbay and Karibib with special focus on matters relating to traffic regulations and customer service.

This training was attended by 40 traffic law enforcement officers hailing from Walvisbay, Swakopmund, Hentiesbay, Arandis, Usakos, Karibib, Omararu, Uis and Otjimbingwe.

Additionally, the Fund carried out first responder training in Witvlei located on the B6 route along the Trans Kalahari Corridor.

“The training aimed to equip Witvlei community members with valuable knowledge on how to provide first aid in order to stabilize those involved in road crashes while awaiting professional medical help along the corridor,” said Kapena Tjombonde, Chief Corporate Affairs at the Fund.

A Prayer Walk will be hosted at Hosiana ELCRN Church next to B1 City Mall at 16h00 on Sunday, The prayer session is part of the Council of Churches of Namibia through the Windhoek Ecumenical Forum Road Safety Awareness Campaign celebrated under the theme ‘Love your neighbour for safer roads.’

“In support of the above, the Fund calls upon Government, civil society, business community and the community at large to join in the national prayer day for road safety,” she concluded.



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