(September 2, 2021-Monrovia, Liberia) In an effort to improve road safety in Liberia, the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Ministries of Public Works and Transport, with support from development partners, launched the First Road Safety Book for readers/students across the Country.
The road safety book is meant to help readers to learn about safe behavior on the roads and to adopt important rules when using the roads.
It also encourages the readers to be careful on the roads, explains safe ways of crossing the roads, highlights the importance of using seatbelts as a passenger in a car and emphasizes the significance of wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle. The book further encourages readers to wear reflective or bright jackets/clothes to ensure visibility at night.
Speaking during the official launched and publication of the Book held at the Ministerial Complex, Congo Town, the Minister of Education, Prof D. Ansu Sonii. Sr, said, the essence of the book Publication on roads safety measures is to help strengthen and promote Safety for the Public especially for Liberian students.
According to Minister Sonii, the Ministry remains committed to build a literate society where everyone is knowledgeable, particularly when it comes to the use of necessary safety measures.
Adding, he believes that the book is in accordance with international best practice
“The Publication of the road safety book is the first step taken towards the acceleration of the Education sector through safe road behavior; “I do believe that this will help in the reduction of road accidents across the Country”, he asserted.
Minister Sonii lauded the efforts of the Ministries of Public Works, Transport and development partners for facilitating the write-ups of the book noting, that such effort speaks volumes that Liberia is now moving towards a progressive status.
Concluding, the Minister unveiled that the book is expected to be distributed throughout the Country as he applauded the Liberian Government for its continuous support in the Education sector and other sectors.
For her part, the acting Minister of Public Works, Madam Ruth Coker- Collins extended heartfelt gratitude to the Government of Liberia, development partners, authors, illustrator, amongst others, for the relentless and tireless efforts rendered during the production process of the book.
According to madam Collins, this is the first of its kind to see such a significant material on road safety protocols to be published by the Ministry of Education which seeks to give directives on roads, cars, and other moving objects.
Meanwhile, the program Director of the Gesellschaft Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Mr. Matthias Schroeder, joined other speakers to appreciate the Government and development partners for the support given towards the Publication of the book.
For more information, contact J. Maxime Bleetahn, Director of Communications & Public Relations on 0777212197/0886565264 or call MoE hotline 1416 for more updates and details.
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