!Owos-Oab calls for harmonisation of road safety efforts

17 Jan 2018 08:30am
KARIBIB, 17 JAN (NAMPA) – National Road Safety Council (NRSC) Chairman, Eliphas !Owos-Oab, has called for the harmonisation of efforts to curb road carnage in Namibia.
In a recent interview with Nampa, !Owos-Oab stressed this can be realised by the unification of traffic law enforcement agencies from local authorities, the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Roads Authority and NRSC under one umbrella.
According to !Owos-Oab, the NRSC has submitted a draft proposal to be debated in Parliament.
“Bringing the road traffic management systems under one umbrella is in tandem with the United Nations’ decade of action, that each and every member country should have a lead agency. We have a law enforcement arrangement that is stratified and fragmented,” said !Owos-Oab.”
He said having separate law enforcement or traffic safety management resorting under a local authority, NamPol and the Roads Authority is not healthy for a small country like Namibia.
“All these entities are under different management, different directorates and different mandates. What we want to do is harmonise them and bring them under one umbrella so that when we put up a national road strategy, all these entities are aligned to that strategy.”