African governments urged to improve road safety to ensure sustainable development

Africa’s economic growth and sustainable development is at risk from preventable fatal road accidents which are rising, Africa’s transport leaders noted on Friday.

At the conclusion of a week-long high-level Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) regional conference on Friday, the leaders lamented Africa’s poor road safety record and called for strong action to address the challenge.

The meeting ran from Nov. 25-29 in the resort town of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and offered a platform for member countries to come together to shape the future of the Africa Transport Policy Program, aims to address Africa’s most pressing transport challenges and related policy issues.