Zambia will on Sunday 17th November, 2019 join the rest of the world in commemorating the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.
The commemoration will be held in Lusaka at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and will bring together various stakeholders to remember all the people who have died from road traffic crashes on the Zambian roads.
RTSA head of public relations Fredrick Mubanga disclosed that The occasion will also be devoted to recognizing the efforts of dedicated country men and women who have worked tirelessly to prevent and save lives of road crash victims, some of whom have died in the process of saving other people’s lives.
The theme for this year “Life is not a car part” is a reminder to every road user to strive to show commitment in reducing the number of road traffic crashes in the country.
Mr Mubanga regretted that Road traffic crashes continue to claim many lives.
He further said in Zambia road traffic crashes kill nearly 2,000 people every year.
*”These preventable tragedies impact negatively not only on the victims but also their families, friends, and the nation at large hence the need for the rest of the country to offer their thoughts and prayers to all those who have lost loved ones through road traffic crashes”* Mr Mubanga said.
In October 2005, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution which calls for governments to mark the third Sunday in November each year as World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.