The Minister of Transport Jean Ernest Massena Ngalle Bibehe, has reiterated in a communique, that road users who do not comply with instructions laid down by State transport authorities, will be sanctioned severely.
The information was made public on Thursday, 5 August 2021, following the death of 40 persons in three different road accidents, which occurred on the 4th and 5th of this month.
A “Solidarite Voyages” bus collided with a lorry transporting sand at Pont Olembe in Batchenga, to record the most fatal of the three accidents; 22 deaths with several injured persons, transport authorities have revealed.
The other two accidents involved a heavy-duty truck and a bus from the “Avenir de la Kadey” transport agency, which resulted in 16 deaths at Awae – Mvog-Essindi and then a “Charter” agency bus which crashed against a lorry in Nyokom I – Makenene, killing two persons and injuring 28.
Minister of Transport, Ernest Ngalle Bibehe, has reacted with much bitterness towards those implicated in the tragic incidents “the Minister informs transportation companies of persons and goods, that he will henceforth proceed to suspending all transportation activity, in case of any new implication in road accidents” an excerpt of Thursday’s communique reads.
All of this is happening at a time when special road safety campaigns are said to have been intensified, in order to ensure that road users strictly respect the code of conduct, with emphasis on speed control.