7 December 2012

Eritrea: Taxi Drivers in Central Region Called Upon to Back Up Endeavors to Prevent Traffic Accidents

Asmara — Taxi drivers in the Central region have been called upon to back up endeavors towards preventing traffic accidents. The call was made during a seminar jointly organized by the National Insurance Corporation of Eritrea (NICE) and the Association of Taxi Drivers, which witnessed participation of more than 800 people.

Mr. Goitom Hailemichael, head of Vehicle Insurance, indicated that the NICE paid indemnities worth more than 2.5 million Nakfa to taxi owners this year, and called on the seminar participants to refrain from lending their vehicles and retain charisma in driving.

Mr. Woldu Gebremariam, head of the Association of Taxi Drivers, pointed out that it is seriously engaged in backing national endeavors of reducing traffic accidents, and called on Association members to extend a helping hand towards the realization of the cherished goal. Moreover, he disclosed that the Association is introducing a new mechanism of controlling patents of taxi drivers.

The seminar also featured the presentation of papers, and the participants put forth views as regards various issues.

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