So many innocent lives were gone and some got serious injuries during these past few months on our Gambian roads, especially the South Bank end.
In a bid to end this calamity, The Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure, together with relevant stakeholders such as the Gambia Police Force, Mobile Traffic Unit, National Roads Authority, Physical Planning, Gambia Red Cross Society, Kanifing Municipal Council, Consumer Protection Society and the General Transport Union, on Thursday, 5th May, 2022 visited accident hot spot areas along the busy South Bank Road, starting from Kombo East up to Foni.
Taskforce Members on road safety
Bakary Manneh Senior Road Safety Officer, National Roads Authority- NRA, explained that one of the key reasons for the day long out and about was to identify critical accident prone areas, such as sharp bends on the road, thick bushy areas among other obstacles that can be found on the road, and finding immediate solutions to them.
He added that his institution with partners will work hand in hand to ensure that are roads are safer for everyone to use without the constant fear of who will be the next victim of road traffic accident.
“The NRA, together with the working group on road safety will supply the police with plastic speed rams to be placed at identify areas as a pilot project on our roads. Faraba will be among the piloted areas,” he said.