The Minister of Territorial Administration Paul Atanga Nji, has reacted to the deadly road accidents that occurred in the Center region of Cameroon, on the 4th and 5th of August 2021. He laid much emphasis on the stiffness of the sanctions that await implicated persons, and particularly bringing the attention of authorities to heavy-duty trucks, that have been involved in most of the ghastly accidents.
In a communique which the government official published on Friday August 6, he said the categories of vehicles causing the damages in the ten regions of Cameroon include; 10-tyre sand trucks, big lorries transporting logs of wood among other heavy-duty vehicles.
Atanga Nji said penalties will not only affect drivers “the envisaged sanctions will henceforth affect the drivers as well as the owners of the vehicles involved.
“Governors of the various regions are called upon to sensitize drivers of heavy-duty trucks and owners of travel agencies on the need for the usage of sections of the road reserved for rest, created by the State to reduce the level of tiredness of the drivers, which is one of the main causes of road accidents” the Minister stated.
He extended the Head of State Paul Biya’s condolences to the bereaved, and assured injured persons that they will be taken charge of, as instructed by the president of the Republic.