17, March 2017
A United Nations road safety performance review mission is presently in Cameroon to oversee government’s policies on road safety. The team is in the country to ensure that road safety measures put in place strictly conforms to the United Nations latest action on road safety proclaimed in 2010.
The crew is made up of experts in road safety, the UN Secretary General’s envoy on road safety missions and a delegation from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The mission is expected to hold working sessions with stakeholders within the road safety domain. These stakeholders are drawn from the Ministry of Transport, Members of the National Road Board and the road safety task force of the National Gendarmerie.
The evaluation mission comes at a time when government has been on the offensive in its road saftey campaign. A number of repressive measures have been put in place to punish recalcitrant road users. Also regular supervision missions are being jointly organized by the Ministry of Transport and National Gendarmerie to ensure the strict implementation of the measures.