CITY Tyres has vowed to continue the campaign against reckless drivers that cause loss of lives in road accidents in the country. The committment was made by the company's managing director Abdullahi Ahmed while handing over City Tyres package of sh5m tow
CITY Tyres has vowed to continue the campaign against reckless drivers that cause loss of lives in road accidents in the country. The committment was made by the company's managing director Abdullahi Ahmed while handing over City Tyres package of sh5m towards the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) annual road safety campaign. This yearâ€™s drive is due tomorrow in Lugazi.
â€œReckless driving and over-speeding are the major causes of accidents in this country. When a driver over-speeds, he canâ€™t have control over the machines and that is where we have to put much emphasis,â€ Abdullahi said.
â€œWe all have responsibility to save lives. We play a big role in life saving in the tyre business thus our continued support to USPA towards the campaign,â€ he noted, calling for a ban on drivers that cause death through reckless driving.
Abdullai was happy with the USPA executive for the transparency they have exhibited over the three years they have been in partnership with City Tyres.
USPA president Douglas Mazune expressed gratitude to City Tyres for their support. â€œEvery family in Uganda has directly or indirectly fallen victim to the road carnage and we are proud to be associated with City Tyres in this fight,â€ Mazune stated.
City Tyres join USPA main sponsors uganda telecom who early in the week handed over a sh15 million package to the sports scribes.
Century Bottling Company has offered all the drinks. The campaign is in memory of four former executive members Leo Kabunga, Kenneth Matovu, Francis Batte Jnr and Peter Ekarot who perished in a fatal crash in Lugazi while on USPA duty from Jinja in 2001.
The Lugazi community will join USPA in a road march that will be followed by painting the main zebra crossing and unveiling the refurbished monument at the scene of the accident.
USPA rides on sh5m worth City Tyres