Lusaka, Zambia – Sunday, 09th November 2014 – The Zambian Road Safety Trust (ZRST) on Sunday 09th November 2014, joined the rest of the nation in paying their last respect to the late President, His Excellency Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata whom ZRST Chairman, Mr. Daniel Mwamba, described as a Champion of Road Safety.
Mr. Mwamba led ZRST Board members, staff and volunteers in paying their last respect to President Sata who played a major role in launching the TRUST by directing the Minister of Transport, Works, Supply & Communication, Honourable Yamfwa Mukanga, MP, to spearhead the launch on April 26, 2014.
Mr. Mwamba said:
“The late President, upon knowing of the Trust played a major role behind the scenes. President Sata was personally involved in launching the Trust. He understood its vision and realised that the Zambian government alone cannot manage to reduce the current road trauma. President Sata knew that road safety is a shared responsibility and all concerned sectors need to work together to ensure safety and minimise accidents.”
In Zambia, road traffic deaths and injuries represent a serious and rapidly worsening public health crisis. Last year, 1,853 people were killed on the country’s roads. Among these were vulnerable children who face grave risks as they walk to and from school every day.
Mr. Mwamba said:
“His Excellency, the Late President Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata did not want anyone to die from preventable road crashes. The Zambian Road Safety Trust will miss the leadership, inspiration, passion and energy that the president possessed on issues of Road Safety”.
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