—-The Zambian Road Safety Trust (ZRST) will host a commemoration of the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims in Zambia.
The event will be commemorated tomorrow, February 7, 2015, from 14:00hrs at the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross, in Lusaka.
ZRST is the overseer and initiator of the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims in Zambia campaign.
The National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims will be commemorated annually on the 7th day of February and coincides with the Chibombo Post Bus accident.
The Chibombo accident of February 7, 2013, is regarded as one of the worst horror road crashes after killing 51 people.
The Commemoration of this day will serve as an important reminder that these fatalities and injuries are preventable.
Chair of the Zambia Road Safety Trust, Daniel Mwamba, said the objective of the day is to raise awareness in Zambia and specifically among those with high-risk driving behaviours.
Mr Mwamba said while road traffic deaths are counted in the year they occur, a family remains bereaved forever.
He said the bereaved are not counted or included in road traffic injury data and many others remain deeply affected by the loss of their loved ones.
Meanwhile, Oswald Chitete, a Gospel artiste from Ndola also known as Ausward, said It is a very important day as it is not only for those who are affected directly by losing their beloved ones.
Chitete said it was the carelessness of the other driver who was rushing to feed his pigs that caused the Chibombo accident and deaths of many human lives.
Chitete is among the relatives of the victims who will be attending the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims in Zambia.
He lost his wife and daughter in the Chibombo accident.