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Badilisha Lugha KISWAHILI

Tanga to host motor sport safety seminar

17th May 2012

The Automobile Association of Tanzania, (AAT) has again opted to stage a FIA-supported motor official safety training Programme in Tanga next month.

The AAT’s chief executive officer Yusuf Ghor said the crucial and all important training will be held at Tanga Beach Resort Hotel for two days from June 21.

Over 51 participants from various AAT affiliated clubs including member of the press are expected to join the fray in the safety seminar of its kind this time.

The seminar is expected to bring improvement in motor sports safety for officials (Marshals and safety officers) and will be conducted to cover subjects theoretically and in practice.

The programme will be graced and opened by the President of AA Tanzania Nizar Jivani who is also the veteran rally driver with 32 years experience and winner of many rally events in East Africa.
The seminar will be closed by Honorable Mayor of Tanga Omari Guledi.

FIA fully funds the seminar through its motor sports safety development fund via AA Tanzania. This is the second year in a row the FIA seminar is hosted in Tanga to boost safety measures for domestic and international motor rallies.

 Almost the same number of participants attended last year’s seminar but this one is expected to be different in terms of the topics to be covered as well as approach.

Ghor said this time the seminar has targeted those marshals, paramedics, stewards and officials who are in day to day services during motor rallies.

The AAT CEO said Tanzania boasts of high degree safety atmosphere owing to officials who always adhere to safety measures.

He said the number of accidents and deaths happening during motor rallies are still in the single digit figures for the past three decades.

 Ghor underlined the choice of Tanga to host the seminar on the grounds among others its proximity and serenity.

He declined to unveil FIA officials who will conduct the seminar in Tanga. During last year’s seminar FIA sent three officials to be in charge of the seminar.

Last year’s seminar also highlighted the United Nations decade for safety to minimise accidents and deaths resulting from motor sports activities.

“We had organized a successful seminar last year and again we won FIA support to hold another one courtesy of trust and confidence the global motor sport body has on us”, said Ghor.

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