Dar es Salaam. Digital broadcasting operator StarTimes has donated 1,000 reflectors worth Sh14 million to bodaboda riders to reduce road accidents. Speaking on behalf of StarTimes CEO Lanfang Liao here at the weekend, the company’s operations director Kelvin Geng said: “StarTimes would like to see road accidents are minimised if not averted completely in the country, and that is why we see it is important to support the government’s efforts towards its campaigns on road safety.” He said the reflectors would help reduce the risk of accidents especially in night hours.
He also said StarTimes acknowledged government efforts on creating awareness towards making roads safe for all users. “StarTimes will continue supporting the government apart from today’s donation.”
Traffic Police Commander Mohammed Mpinga urged bodaboda drivers to effectively use the reflectors for their own safety and that of other road users. “You have to use these reflectors and meet the intended objective of reducing road accidents. These reflective jackets are for your own safety especially during the night hours.”
He thanked StarTimes Tanzania for its support and urged other companies to support the government in its campaigns toward road safety.