Total in road safety drive
Total Malawi has embarked on a road safety campaign across Malawi which will see the company donating 20 road safety cubes valued at K10.5 million to various primary schools in all regions of the country.
Speaking in an interview during the launch of the campaign in Zomba, Total Malawi’s Health, Safety, Quality and Sustainable Development Manager, Juventius Flao, said the programme is an effort to ensure safety among primary school going children in Malawi.
“Total Malawi decided to roll out the initiative to educate Malawian primary school going children about road safety rules with the intention to protect them from various road accidents,” he said
He further explained that the initiative was developed after noting that every year thousands of lives are lost through avoidable road accidents in Malawi, most of which involve primary school going children who either use public transport or attempt to cross the roads on a daily basis.
Flao also said the programmed is being implemented with assistance from the Road Traffic and Safety Services who train teachers and pupils using Road Safety Clubs.
Joseph Chisamba, a representative from Road Traffic and Safety Services, said they have a long term relationship with Total Malawi and have run several programmes together.
“We are the ones who initiated the Road Safety Clubs and we train people now and again on safety issues,” he explained.
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