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Transaid training extends to Malawi

[ June 23, 2016   //   ]

Transaid has expanded its professional driver training programmes into Malawi, following the its success in Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

The international development organisation will be working alongside Malawi’s Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services to tackle the high road traffic fatality rate in the country.According to the World Health organisation, there are about 35 deaths per 100,000 population, more than ten times the UK rate.

Initially running for three months in Blantyre and Lilongwe and possible thanks to generous support­ from a private donor, the project will offer driver trainers from public and private sectors UK-standard training and the tools to pass on this first-class tuition to their own students. There will also be vehicle inspection courses for the country’s traffic police and officers from the DRTSS.

The programme will be bolstered by professional volunteers from the European transport and logistics sector, including Silvio Sorrentino, Operations Manager at ALSA, part of the National Express Group, who will oversee the coordination of the scheme as project officer.