Botswana unites against traffic accidents, aims for Safer Roads

Botswana: The Tonota District Council is hosting a national activity in remembrance of the road traffic victims. The event will be hosted on November 19 on the occasion of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

Botswana: The Tonota District Council is hosting a national activity in remembrance of the road traffic victims. The event will be hosted on November 19 on the occasion of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

The district authorities are hosting the event in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and the Public Works Department for Road Transport Services.

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The event will be hosted in honour of all the people who have lost their lives in traffic accidents. Every year, 1.3 Million people lose their lives to traffic accidents. It is among the leading causes of unnatural deaths in the youth.

Meanwhile, several youngsters also suffer lifelong losses, including loss of mobility and chronic conditions due to traffic mishappenings.

Botswana’s government, in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and the Public Works Department for Road Transport services, wants to bring the victims of road traffic accidents to justice. Officially, the initiative will be hosted at the Mathangwane Village on Sunday, November 19, 2023.

The theme of the initiative is “Justice” – A must for all traffic users. The people of the district will come together to host a procession to seek justice for all the road traffic victims. The procession for the initiative will start from:

Chamabona stream alongside Mathangwane
Chadibe road to A3 Road
Mashunga Kgotla to A3 road.

The Minister of Transport and Public Works, Eric Molale, will also be present at the initiative. In his capacity as the Minister, he will deliver some remarks at the event. The authorities at the Tonota District Council have invited the people of the various areas to participate.

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The event is extremely important in the sense that the district is hosting the programme on behalf of the whole nation. The Tonota District Council is extremely excited to host the procession. The government is working on a decade of action for Road Safety. Under this initiative, they seek to sensitise people on the important rules and regulations for Road Safety.