Legislators to deliberate on measures that can be undertaken to contain road carnages.
More than 100 legislators from Uganda and other African countries are expected to meet today at Speke Resort Munyonyo to deliberate on measures that can be undertaken to contain road carnages in the continent.
The conference will be graced by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Thomas Tayebwa.
While addressing journalists at Parliament yesterday, the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Forum for Road Safety, Mr Alex Ruhinda, said road accidents remain one of the top killers of people in Uganda and that as legislators, they have a role to contain the situation.
“Since 2011, we have been mobilising Ugandans through our legislative duty to ensure that we save lives on the roads. This time around, we have brought our counterparts from all over Africa on board so that we can come up with a concrete solution to the problem and save lives,” Mr Ruhinda said.
He said it is unfortunate that 12 Ugandans succumb to road accidents daily yet this can be avoided.
“It has given us bad publicity since these figures are likely to discourage investors from coming to invest in Uganda,” he said.
Courtesy: Daily Monitor