NACADA, NTSA Partnership to Curb Drug-Related Road Carnage
The National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) is working on a partnership with National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) aimed at reducing the number of accidents on Kenyan roads during and after this festive season.
NTSA Director General George Njao convened a meeting at their offices on December 8, 2021 that was attended by NACADA CEO Victor Okioma and staff from the two organizations. The discussion focused on planning and implementation of the campaign against alcohol and drug abuse meant to address driving under the influence (DUI).
The DG noted that the Transport Authority’s statistics show there is usually a rise in road accidents during holiday seasons. The period from mid-November to mid-January alone accounts for about a quarter of all accidents recorded every year, with the main causes being speeding, overloading, and DUI. Njao said it’s imperative to join hands and strive to ensure the same doesn’t repeat this time round.
NACADA CEO observed that people are back to excessive drinking following the lifting of some of the Covid-19 restrictions by President Uhuru Kenyatta. He said that’s a challenge that the Authority is set out to address.