COP youths call for more emphasis on road safety
ON the occasion of International Youth Day, observed globally on August 12, the Congress of the People (COP) Youth Congress has called for more attention to road safety and constitutional reform, in light of the roles these factors play in sustaining and developing young people.
The COP Youth Congress, in a media statement from its chairman, Kieron Samaroo, said the party has from its inception in 2006 made special provision for young members in its own constitution and has demonstrated its own investments in young people through, among other things, its election and committee candidates.
Today, in the climate of “peculiar” political, social and governance-related issues, the COP Youth Congress stated, government must pay closer attention to road safety and constitutional reform — both of which the Youth Congress has itself begun to tackle.
“The COP Youth Congress has launched an initiative that will focus on road safety. We believe that much has to be done where the aversion of major and minor road accidents are concerned,” yesterday’s release stated.
“We note growing reports of young people being fatalities in road accidents. There needs to be a comprehensive analysis of the infrastructural, human and environmental factors that contribute to road accidents.
“In this way an effective plan of action by all stakeholders can be formulated so as to mitigate death and injury due to road accidents.”