Cameroon Roadsafety Foundation (CAROSAF), a Buea –based NGO that advocate’s road safety and high way injury prevention, will join many other road safety advocates to celebrate this year’s World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, come November 21, in grand style,it has emerged.
Achimbom Minang said the activities are just coming to complement what CAROSAF has been doing to ensure road safety.
The NGO is currently running a traffic controllers’ project to help cross school children in high traffic areas.
According to Achimbom Minang, “This project was a major success in the 2009/2010 academic year. No incident of a child being injured or killed in a road crash was registered at any of the location where CAROSAF Traffic Controllers operated”.
He had even urged the Cameroon government, municipal authorities and other concerned stakeholders to “actively support this project by funding the operation of traffic controllers at other locations ,”adding that, “This will support the global objective to increase and sustain action to prevent road traffic injury and death, especially those involving vulnerable groups such nursery and primary school pupils”
Achimbom Minang,CAROSAF director,regetted that since 2005 when the UN approved the Day of Remembrance, “Cameroon- a UN member-state and listed as one of the countries with a high rate of road traffic accidents, is yet to organize any national activity in this regard.”