Sierra Leone’s Minister of Transport and Aviation, Kabineh Kallon has revealed that the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority recorded 269 fatalities as a resulted of road traffic collisions in 2022 alone.
The Sierra Leone Integrated Resilient and Urban Mobility Project (SLIRUMP) through the Ministry of Transport and Aviation in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA) and the World Bank have ended a two-day Road Safety Workshop for Transport Stakeholders.
The objectives of the workshop are to share road safety best practice and knowledge, raising awareness on mentality shift to address road safety, and highlighting evidence-based measures.
Participants were drawn from the SLP, SLRA, SLRSA, SLIRUMP, FCC, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Internal Affairs, Road Safety Watch, Talking Drum Studio, Transport Owners Association, Keke Union, Drivers Union, Traders Council, Passengers Welfare, CSOs and the Media.
“This is a tragic loss of human capital and encourage you all to join us in helping to prevent similar devastations and grief to other families.” Minister Kallon noted.
World Bank Country Manager, Abdu Muwonge, expressed his alienation over what he described as a strong partnership and collaboration with the ministry and its transport stakeholders in the country.
He expressed his institution’s commitment in supporting projects not only SLIRUMP but also few other projects they have identified on roads safety within the country with experts and resource mobilisation.
He called on traffic law enforcement agencies to be more proactive in enforcement of traffic regulations, inspections and impunity in the traffic management systems in the country.