The Western Equatoria State Deputy Governor Dr. Kennedy Gaaniko urged Boda-Boda riders in Yambio to adhere to traffic regulations to avoid unnecessary accidents.
According to him, most cases of accidents in the Yambio are because of over speeding by motorists.
“Stop ridding at high speed while in the town. This issue of reckless driving has claimed more lives and caused more injuries in the community,” he said while addressing the faithful on Friday during the celebration of the 9th anniversary of the Late Bishop Titarani Abangite, at St Mary’s Catholic Mother of God Parish in Yambio.
“Maintain the traffic rules and make sure that your life is very important to the people of Western Equatoria State and countrywide,” he added.
“I am calling on the parents to advise their children, brothers, husbands to drive according to the traffic rules,” he added.
He further called on the residents to maintain peace and security in the state, saying it is the collective responsibility of everyone in the state to do so.
“When you report the criminal activities happening in your areas that can cause security, it helps the government to deal with it faster. I want to tell you that this state belongs to you, not us the government and it is your responsibility to develop it.”
“It is everyone’s responsibility to maintain peace and security, especially during this critical moment of elections coming ahead of us.”
He warned the people of the Western Equatorial State against taking the law into their own hands but seeking law enforcement.