Twelve of the three hundred and sixty councils nationwide will benefit from a sum of FCFA 300 million from the state to help curb road accidents at the level of the municipalities. The beneficiaries presented outstanding and convincing projects that will significantly drain the number of road accidents in the country.
The cheque was handed to the 12 councils as financial assistance to road safety activities this Thursday, May 27, 2021 during a ceremony chaired by the minister of Transport, Jean Ernest Massena Ngale Bibehe
According to the transport boss, the project is part of government’s effort to transfer powers to local councils and make them actively involved in the fight against accidents.
Alarming statistics presented indicates that
the last year 2020 slightly over 1500 road accidents were recorded with over 600 deaths registered annually.
Minister Jean Ernest Ngalle Bibehe emphasized accidents have that accidents have caused untold misery to Cameroonians and now is the time to be on the offensive.
The financial aid is supposed to be put into practical activities of scaling down accidents. The Minister insisted that the councils and many others should sensitize road users, taxi drivers, motor taxi men and many others on the importance of road safety.
Accordingly, the financial assistance to local councils is expected to play a meaningful role in road safety.