Honorable Ebrima Sillah, the minister for Transport, Works and Infrastructure recently presented over 172 road traffic signs to the road safety working group, which comprises stakeholders from the National Roads Authority, Ministry of Interior, Gambia Police Force, University of The Gambia, Transport Union and Kanifing Municipal Council among institutions.
These new equipment that were purchased by the National Roads Authority –NRA, will be installed by the working group of the Ministry of Transport on road safety at different strategic locations of the country geared towards minimising road traffic accidents.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Minister Sillah reiterated that his Ministry together with key stakeholders, would ensure that roads in The Gambia are safe for all users.
He further called on the drivers and the public at large to always respect road traffic signs at all times in order to save lives and properties.
The minister commended the National Roads Authority for coming up with the initiative and urged them to do more. He assured them of his Ministry’s support at all times.
“We are appealing to the general public, drivers, our men and women in uniform to kindly follow the road signs and follow the speed limits especially in residential areas,” he said.
He said that every life is important, including the driver who is driving the car and all the other users of the roads.
Momodou Senghore, managing director, National Roads Authority, said his office would continue to do its utmost best in ensuring that roads in The Gambia are of quality and safe.
He described the development as a big achievement for the government and all the stakeholders in road safety. He further said that more of such developments would continue in the near future.
Momodou Gassama of the World Health Organisation, Banjul Office, commended both the Ministry of Transport and the NRA for their efforts in ensuring that Gambian roads are safe and are have traffic signs, especially major highways.
Essa Drammeh, the director of Transport, Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure, chaired the occasion.