Uganda, Jinja District, 21-22 November 2013

Women Foundation For The Transport Sector-Uganda, will commemorate the World Day with a 2-day programme from 14th to 15th November: radio sensitization talk shows, stake holders dialogue, candle lit memorial prayer, testimony sharing by victims and donation of mattresses to the road accident ward in Jinja

Faith Juliet Namansa


The Women’s Foundation for the Transport Sector-Uganda commemorated the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims in Jinja, Uganda, on 21st and 22nd November 2013.

On 21st November, we held a stakeholders dialogue at Jinja District Council Hall. The chief guest was the regional traffic officer KIIRA Region. The event was an opportunity for the various stakeholders to discuss and propose solutions to the many traffic crashes in Uganda, which claim hundreds of Ugandan lives.

We held media campaigns to sensitize the public about road danger.

On 22nd November, we held a multi-faith candlelight prayer at Jinja Refferal Hospital in remembrance of all those who have died in road crashes.

We donated mattresses to the Accident and Emergency Ward of that hospital, which admits the biggest number of victims in the region.

At the same venue, a presentation was given by the Regional traffic officer to create public awareness about the causes and consequences of road crashes. A survivor shared his testimony with the people present.

ND COMEMORATION IN REMEMBRANCE OF WORLD TRAFFIC VICTIMS TO BE HELD IN JINJA FROM 14TH TO 15TH NOVEMBER 2013.   DAY 1: 14TH NOVEMBER 2013. VENUE DISTRICT COUNCIL HALL   Time            Activity                                                Person responsible   10:00 am     Arrival and Registration                     WOFFTS-U   10:20 am     Anthems and prayer                           WOFFTS-U   10:30 am     Welcome remarks                               WOFFTS-U ED   10:35 am   Remarks from Session Chair                             Jinja District Traffic   Officer   10:40 Presentation from Transport   Civil Society Coalition                        URSSI   11:00 am  Presentation from Transport   Development Partner                          Crossroads   11:20 am  Presentation from Petroleum   Company   11:40 am  Presentation from Insurance                         National Insurance   Company                                         Company   12:00 pm  Arrival of Chief Guest                                    RDC,Jinja   12:05 pm  Reactions to presentations                  WOFFTS-U   12:30 pm  Feed back                                            Presenters   12:50 pm  Wrap up                                             WOFFTS-U   01:00 pm  Remarks from chief guest                   RDC, Jinja   01:15 pm  Closure       DAY 2: 15TH November 2013, VENUE JINJA HOSPITAL BOARD ROOM   TIME                     ACTIVITY                                           PERSON RESPONSIBLE   09:30-10:00 am      Arrival of guests                                 WOFFTS-U   10:05 am                         Prayer and Anthems                  Religious leader   10:10 am               Welcome Remarks                              WOFFTS-U   10:20 am               Remarks from Jinja   Hospital   10:30 am               Remarks from District Chairperson   10:40 am               Testimony sharing by accident survivor   11:00 am               Candle lit memorial prayer                                     Religious leaders   11:30 am       Remarks from Chief Guest                                    RTO   12:00 am          Donation of mattresses                                     RTO

12:20      Closure and depature                  

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