MVA Fund pleads with road users to unite towards accidents reduction

We extend our deep-felt condolences to all bereaved families, friends and community members who lost their loved ones, a statement issued on Saturday by Motor Vehicle Accident Fund's (MVA) Chief Executive Officer Rosalia Martins-Hausiku said.

The statement was issued following the death of thirteen people who died on the Kalkfeld-Otjiwarongo road on Friday afternoon after the driver of a bus they were traveling in lost control over it and overturned several time.

MVA encouraged the families of the deceased to contact the nearest MVA Fund service centre in Windhoek, Otjiwarongo, Walvis Bay, Keetmanshoop, Ondangwa, Katima Mulilo and Rundu for relevant claims, that is funeral grant, injury grant, and loss of support and loss of income benefits.

Be assured that the MVA Fund will dedicate every effort in fulfilling its mandate to sincerely assist the families of the deceased, read the statement.

The statement further said MVA Fund wish to assure the bereaved families that it will do its best during the claims process adding that the Fund plans to conduct a reconstruction of this crash as part of the national research on the causes of crashes saying the crash deeply affects the entire Namibian nation.

The Fund therefore pleads with every road user and stakeholder to make a firmer commitment and unite towards a common purpose, that of reducing the number of people being killed on our roads. Let us work together to ensure that our roads are a safer place to drive in order to put an end to the needless loss of lives and suffering brought about by road crashes, the statement read.

Source: Namibia Press Agency