Road Safety Marathon Returns to Raise Awareness and Support Crash Victims


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The Ministry of Works and Transport, in partnership with other road safety actors, has launched the 2024 Road Safety Marathon, third edition, with the aim of promoting awareness and advocacy for road safety in the country.

Minister of Works and Transport, Edward Katumba Wamala, while launching the 2024 Road Safety Marathon on April 4, 2024, at Hotel Africana, Kampala, stated that the Road Safety Marathon will help create awareness and raise funds for people who can’t afford prosthetics.

According to Katumba, media, telecom companies, influencers, and musicians are encouraged to partake in the marathon and also spread awareness of road safety.

“The launch unveils the plans and objectives of the marathon and also gives partners an opportunity to network, collaborate, and contribute ideas towards making roads safer for all,” Katumba stated.

He further noted that the marathon has been organized by the Legacy Road Safety Initiative (LRSI) in partnership with the Red Cross, which and set up well-equipped quick-response ambulances on the major roads in the country to provide quick response.

Katumba also noted that road crashes continue to claim the lives of innocent Ugandans and that every year the country continues to lose thousands of people due to these crashes, and they are a leading cause of death among young people, who make up the majority of the Ugandan population.

According to recent data, road crashes in Uganda claim the lives of approximately 10,000 individuals between the ages of 9 and 25 each year. This alarming figure highlights the urgent need for improved road safety measures and awareness campaigns in the country.

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