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Namibia receives the Kofi Annan Road Safety Leadership Award

The National Road Safety Council, on behalf of all Namibian road safety stakeholders, received the accolade which was awarded already in 2021 and could only be presented in the first quarter of 2022 to Namibia through our Embassy in Accra, Ghana. The award, named after the late United Nations Secretary-General and founder of the Kofi Annan Foundation, Kofi Annan in recognition of his contribution to the area of road safety “is to raise awareness about road safety and to motivate key stakeholders - government, the private sector, and civil society organisations to develop and implement innovations to save lives on African roads”.

Mr. Annan brought the issue of Road Safety and Road Traffic Victims to the United Nations agenda at the beginning of the 2000s. At the media presentation of the award on Friday, the NRSC’s Chairman, Mr. Eliphas !Owos-Ôab, stated that the award is monumental in the country’s road safety management as it showcases what can be achieved through hard work and determination. “The NRSC acknowledges that this could not have materialised without the cooperation of all role players starting from the highest decision-making body in the country, the Cabinet; the National Assembly; our line Ministry; the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, and all road safety stakeholders,” he said.

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