Road Safety Mainstreaming Training

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) is committed to mainstreaming road safety in al Ministries, State Departments and Agencies within the Kenya Government. Every Government Ministry, Department and Agency is therefore to establish annual Key Performance Indicators based on the National indicators provided by NTSA and approved by the Government Performance Contracting Unit.

This implies that all the sectors must actively engage in developing plans and activities that contribute to the prevention and subsequent reduction of road carnage in Kenya. The KNEC Road Safety Committee conducted training for its members from 23rd to 27th November 2020 at South C.  The Committee members who attended this training were: Wesley Kirui (committee chairperson), Michael Ndeda, Kanyi Gioko, Jackeline Luvanda, Gelia Gesare, Retired Major Peter Lotee and Aggrey Owele. Officers from NTSA facilitated the training.

Zaituni Murungi Ag DD, General Administration and Facilities Management officially opened the training on behalf of the Ag. CEO Dr. Mercy Karogo.

In her speech, read by Ms. Murungi, Dr. Karogo called upon committee members to offer 100 percent input in the development of a policy for dissemination to the KNEC staff. She reiterated that training is critical to the organization and the country at large since the number of deaths arising from road crashes was overwhelming. That training is not only about meeting performance targets, but also gaining knowledge and being good ambassadors in road safety matters through behavioral change.

The committee was expected to develop a Workplace Policy on Road Safety, prepare an annual work plan, implement the same and submit quarterly reports to the NTSA.

This initiative by NTSA intends to promote a culture of safe driving of Government vehicles and encourage Government staff to work towards  preventing  and minimizing road fatalities and injuries involving public sector employees.

A familiar road accident scene

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