Since 2019, we have been actively involved in coordinating and organizing The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims in Uganda. This effort has been made possible through a partnership with the Inter Religious Council of Uganda. The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is a global event that aims to raise awareness about road traffic injuries and fatalities and honor the victims and their families.
Through our coordination and organization of this event, we have been able to advocate for improved post-crash response in Uganda. As a result of our efforts in 2019, there was an increase in ambulance services in 2020, which helped enhance the emergency response and medical assistance provided to road traffic accident victims. This improvement in post-crash response is crucial in saving lives and minimizing the severity of injuries.
Furthermore, in 2020 and 2021, our initiatives enabled us to support the Government of Uganda’s process of amending the Traffic Act in 2020. This amendment aimed to strengthen the legal framework for road safety and enhance measures for safer roads in Uganda. By actively engaging in the process and advocating for these changes, we contributed to the development of recent legal frameworks that promote safer roads in the country.
Our efforts in coordinating The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims and partnering with the Inter Religious Council of Uganda have played a significant role in advancing road safety in Uganda. By raising awareness, advocating for improved post-crash response, and supporting legislative changes, we are working towards creating a safer road environment and reducing the number of road traffic injuries and fatalities in Uganda.