AIRTEL Tanzania is among the private companies that have teamed up with the government through the National Road Safety Council and Tanzania Police Force to enlighten the public on road safety.
Chief Traffic Police Officer Mohamed Mpinga has described Airtel as a front liner in support of various road safety initiatives seeking to reduce road accidents in the country.
"Airtel has for the past five consecutive years been our partner in road safety campaigns... Airtel is again sponsoring the road safety week this year," Commander Mpinga said in Dar es Salaam over the weekend.
Last year, Airtel sponsored Mpinga Cup that provided education to motorcycle operators--Bodaboda--on various road safety rules.
Airtel Tanzania Director of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Beatrice Singano, speaking about the sponsorship, said the mobile phone service provider remains supportive to collective measures against road accidents in the country.
"Airtel will always work closely with the police to check against preventable road accidents in the country... we have started seeing success and road accidents are declining compared to previous years," she said.
Available statistics show that road accidents are on the decrease as compared to the pre-1995 when road accidents used to increase at a rate of between 2,000 and 4,000 accidents, annually.