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Filipe Nyusi, President of the Republic talking to pupils at Chiango (O País)
On Monday, the Mozambican head of state visited Chiango, in section two of the Maputo Ring Road, to see for himself the situation that led residents there to close the road in protest at the road fatalities involving children on their way to school.
President Nyusi interacted with traffic police and crossed the road taking the same route that school children take everyday. He then listened to the parents and caretakers, and later spoke to the contractor and the owner of the company Maputo Sul.
At a meeting with primary school pupils, he then announced what the government would do to avoid fatalities in future.
“We will build a pedestrian bridge to avoid accidents, and solve this problem within 45 days. We will also install traffic lights and street lighting,” the president said.
To avoid similar situations on other roads, the president appealed for an improvement in everyone’s attitude to road safety.
Finally, the head of state visited the family of the child who died on the road two weeks ago.Source: Folha de Maputo