Sunday, 13 September 2009

Death in Uganda

42 people died on roads in Soroti in the last financial year, 2008/09, compared to 25 deaths the year before. The report noted that many of the victims were cyclists and pedestrians.

This is the result of road ‘improvements’ which have resulted in a dramatic increase in lawless speeding.

Needless to say, instead of tackling the problem of reckless and lawless driving, the focus is on placing responsibility on the victims.

The FIA foundation [i.e. road lobby in disguise] has teamed up with Amref, which is implementing a three-year development project in Katine, funded by the Guardian and Barclays, and Katine sub-county leaders to organise a workshop on improving road safety in the area.