Malawi launches road safety programmes in schools

Minister of Transport and public works Francis Kasaira on Tuesday  launched  a road safety programme in schools at the ceremony which took place at Mchesi Primary school in Lilongwe.

Kasaira distributes a safety school bag to the learner

Kasaira distributes a safety school bag to the learner

The project is aimed at reducing occurrence of road accidents among school going children.

Kasaira said it is unfortunate that majority of traffic crashes involve school going children who are future leaders.

He urged for concerted effort in order to reduce the trend.

“In respect of school going children, my ministry through the directorate of road Traffic and safety awareness programme, will continue raising the awareness in order to save lives,” said Kasaira.

Kasaira urged the learners to read about the road safety handbook all the time.

The Minister  urged motorists to drive responsibly on the road, saying pedestrians and cyclists too have right to use the road.

The project has been initiated by Centre for Youth and Children Affairs (CEYCA) and is being funded by PUMA and AMEND Representative for the African Religion.

Some of the activities in the project include distribution of school bags to learners which have road safety features.

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4 thoughts on “Malawi launches road safety programmes in schools”

  1. Mtonga says:

    Once upon a time we learnt CIVICS and Health Science, two subjects that helped equip, youngsters from early age, with skills against accidents and diseases. Then fate came to Malawi when the country cried for “wakuba yemweyo” to be president. It di not take long before Bakili Muluzi, popularly known as Atcheya (one wonders what exactly he was charing but maybe the results of his adminsitration style give suffiecient hints), kicked out CIVICS! Now we are heading back to the true Ngwazi ideologies! Way to go!!!

  2. Ophiri says:

    Dear Minister Francis Kasaira You mean Road Authority can not roll out this programme why yourself instead of leaving this to be run by your small boys. Malawi has poor roads due to incompetent people like yourself. Good example is that in Malawi you cannot difference ate between a National Road, Regional Road, Rural Road, Municipal all are the same. You and Mr Hiwa must go we don’t need you guys you’re very useless whether you are graduates to me your degrees are just useless like yourselves.
    Jobs are being channelled to Mota Engil if we inspect the standard of roads being done by them very pathetic I have driven on the piece of Road from Mchinji Round about going to 6Miles on the Road to Bt look at the standard of the road poorly done if you don’t understand how roads are done please get ideas from those who know Matama Basi Mbuzi

  3. Hello says:

    GOOD GESTURE!!! ALSO, WE NEED CIVICS BACK IN PRIMARY SCHOOL SYLLABUS SO THAT KIDS KNOW ABOUT ROAD SAFETY WHILE THEY ARE YOUNG.

  4. lilian says:

    Hon Minister good move but kuno Ku Road Traffic kuli Mrs Annie Kandoje in charge of this activity.akuba by conniving with suppliers of road safety materials by inflating quoted prices.plz watch her akutilemerera pamutu.ali kuno Ku headquarters yathui.also check on issuance of driving licences and cof by Mr Msuku okuba kwambiri he receives kickbacks.check also activities za region Ku south akuba kwambiri by just issuing licences without procedures.keep it up Mr Minister

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