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.
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.