chiwenga pics.jpgManaging director of a local reflective clothing manufacturing company, Mrs. Jocelyn Chiwenga has implored the private sector to initiate appropriate, feasible and cost-effective responses that will assist in reducing carnage and preserve human life on the country’s roads.

 

In an effort to bring a smile on some road accident victims who are recuperating in hospital, and as part of an initiative to bring awareness that a multi-sectoral approach in dealing with the crisis of road accidents is required to tackle the challenge, Mrs Chiwenga and workers from her company visited Harare hospital where they distributed various goodies.

 

Mrs. Chiwenga took time to offer the patients words of encouragement.

 

She said it is disheartening to note that road traffic injuries continue to threaten health and development gains that had been achieved by government. 

 

Mrs. Chiwenga appealed to the corporate world to come on board and assist government to fight the crisis.

 

Her company is also partnering with the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe in bringing awareness to road users and motorists to exercise safe behaviour, safe speeds and the use of safe vehicles.

 

The lives of some accident victims will never be the same again after they sustained permanent injuries that will lead to lifetime disabilities.

Road traffic injuries remain among the three leading causes of death for people between 5 and 44 years of age, and the resulting injuries cost an estimated US$518 billion globally, as well as costing governments between 1%  and 3% of their gross national product.