Women should push agenda for safer roads: Martins-Hausiku

29 Sep 2019 16:50pm
WINDHOEK, 29 SEP (NAMPA) – Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund Rosalia Martins-Hausiku has urged women to recognise the critical role they play in pushing the agenda for safer roads in the country.
Addressing the recent second annual Women in Road Safety Conference and Expo held in Mariental, Hardap Region, the CEO stressed that women should find their voice for safer roads for the safety of their families and communities to minimise the impact of road crashes on the country’s national economy.
“I urge every woman in our country to initiate road safety activities and champion road safety at community, corporate and regional levels, as well as relevant stakeholders to establish terms of reference for such championships,” she said.
Held in partnership with the Automobile Association of Namibia under the theme ‘Women Influence for Safe Roads’, the conference was aimed to instil in all road users a sense of personal responsibility and prioritisation of road safety, with special focus on women to be active participants in the reduction of road carnage in Namibia.
It was attended by over 100 participants which included regional governors, local government representatives, law enforcement agencies, representatives from the Road Accident Fund of South Africa, MVA Fund Botswana and representatives from the legal and business fraternity.