Women Foundation Ministries adds voice to Gerayo Amahoro

On 26 August 2023 at 08:01

The ongoing Gerayo Amahoro road safety campaign was on Friday, August 25, extended to the faithful at Women Foundation Ministries in Kimihurura, Gasabo District.

Commissioner of Police (CP) John Bosco Kabera, the Rwanda National Police (RNP) spokesperson, enlightened the christians on human behaviours that contribute to road carnage as well as best choices that make roads safer for all.

Apostle Mignonne Kabera of Women Foundation Ministries urged Christians fellowshipping at her church to be responsible road users.

As Christians, she said, they should learn to be tolerant on the road because intolerance leads to accidents.

"We all have to use the road responsibily knowing that there are other road users.

Imagine you are from church, you even still have your Bible in the car but you cannot be responsive on the road, you develop bad habits and abusive language against other road users even when you are the one in wrong.

Let’s always tolerate one another as Christians and behave responsibly for the safety of us all," Apostle Mignonne told the congregation.

Road safety, she said, is also a word of God because it is about people’s good health.

"What you have all learnt here today, take a step and share it with others in your families, social media platforms; influencers, this is also your time to spread the message of Gerayo Amahoro.

We thank God that we are Police ambassadors, and we will continue to do so.

When you [Police ] are serving the country you are also serving the Lord by making His Shepard safe," Apostle Mignonne remarket.

CP Kabera said that most road accidents are result from human behaviours such as wrong overtaking, reckless drivers, failure to respect safe distance, violation of right of way, driving on the wrong side of the road, speeding, destructed driving such as use of phone, drunkenness and failure to use side mirrors.

He urged the congregation to abide by traffic regulations, make safety first by doing away with behaviours that lead to accidents and loss of lives.

More than 7800 accidents were recorded across the country between January and June this year, killing 399 people.

He outlined defensive driving, vehicle roadworthy, having enough knowledge on traffic regulations, regulating speed, effective use of indicators, avoiding multi-tasking when driving as some of the safe practices and behaviours that contribute to road safety.

"When driving or using the road, your eyes and mind should be on the road, children take back seats not front, and pedestrian zones must be respected," CP said.