๐Ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐Ž๐Ÿ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐‹๐š๐๐ฒ ๐‡๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐…๐จ๐ซ ๐”๐ ๐’๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐„๐ง๐ฏ๐จ๐ฒ ๐Ž๐ง ๐‘๐จ๐š๐ ๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ ๐€๐ฆ๐›๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐š๐๐จ๐ซ ๐‰๐ž๐š๐ง ๐“๐จ๐๐ญ

๐‰๐ฎ๐ง๐ž ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’

In a significant event aimed at addressing road safety concerns in Sierra Leone, the Office Of The First Lady of Sierra Leone, hosted a press conference for Ambassador Jean Todt, the United Nations Secretary-Generalโ€™s Special Envoy on Road Safety. The event was held at the Office of the First Lady in Goderich, Freetown, and attended by various media houses.

The press conference was moderated by Wusu Daddida Jalloh, the spokesperson for the Office of the First Lady. He called the program to order and welcomed everyone present, setting a tone of anticipation and importance.

Her Excellency Dr. Fatima Maada Bio began the event with her opening remarks. She underscored the significance of Ambassador Todt’s visit to Sierra Leone, highlighting the critical issue of road safety in the country. Her Excellency emphasized the need for increased awareness and improved measures to ensure the safety of all road users in Sierra Leone. “Having the United Nations Secretary-Generalโ€™s Special Envoy on Road Safety here with us is a testament to our commitment to addressing this urgent issue,” she said. “Road safety is not just a national concern but a global one, and we must work together to find solutions.” She also noted that the press conference provided an opportunity for the media to meet and interact with Ambassador Todt.

Ambassador Jean Todt, in his statement, expressed his gratitude for the warm reception and shared the genesis of his collaboration with the First Lady, which began in Istanbul during the World Cities Day on Zero Waste. He praised Dr. Fatima Maada Bioโ€™s dedication to the cause and stated, “When I leave, Iโ€™ll leave with hope and commitment.” His words resonated with the audience, emphasizing the global and local significance of road safety initiatives.

The press conference then opened the floor to questions from the media. Journalists eagerly engaged with Ambassador Todt, focusing on various aspects of road safety and its importance to Sierra Leone and the broader African continent. Questions ranged from specific measures to improve road safety in Sierra Leone to broader strategies for reducing traffic-related fatalities and injuries across Africa.

The event concluded with a renewed sense of urgency and commitment to tackling road safety issues. The collaborative spirit between the Office of the First Lady and the United Nations Special Envoy on Road Safety was evident, promising a future where Sierra Leone’s roads are safer for all.

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Strategic Communications Division,

Office of the First Lady,

Republic of Sierra Leone.

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