A Two-Day FIA-funded motor sport safety seminar to be staged in Tanga has attracted 57 participants, including five instructors from abroad.
The chief executive of the Automobile Association of Tanzania, Yusuf Ghor, said preparations for the event are complete as participants have been urged to hour the invitation extended to them.
Ghor said the seminar would be highly beneficial to the stakeholders of the motor sports in Tanzania.
The AAT President Nizar Jivani will open the seminar at the Tanga Beach Resort on Thursday as the city mayor of Tanga Omar Guledi will be responsible for its closure on the subsequent day.
Several topics, including some practical applications, will be introduced by the five experts who are expected to arrive early this week.
Ghor said Tanga has been chosen to host the seminar owing to its proximity and the city’s reputation for having minimal number of accidents per year.
Tanga is recognized for its huge role of meeting safety requirements; hence it has a reputable motor sports club.
The seminar would involve stewards, drivers, paramedics, and traffic police officials, drivers of motorcycles, media members, club officials and time keepers.
This is the second year in row Tanga is chosen to host the seminar aimed at bolstering the degree of motor sports safety and its improvement.
Ghor said the successful seminar held in Tanga last year, courtesy of the FIA funds, has justified staging of another one as AAT won extensive trustworthiness for prudent use of the funds.
“Such seminars are rare to be hosted by countries in the world and we should feel privileged to have another chance,” said Ghor.
Participants have been urged to report in Tanga on Wednesday and maintain punctuality to facilitate successful staging of the seminar.
The seminar also is in line with the United Nations initiative of minimizing if not curbing accidents at a global scale for ten year spell initiated in 2010.
Accidents have proved to be costly in terms of human resources as people lose their lives as well as others who happen to be crippled.
A huge number of disabled people are becoming a burden to communities as they can not be productive economically due to disability.
Ghor said the seminar has also proved to be inspirational to motor rally as there were no accidents reported since it was held for the first time last year.
“AAT in collaboration with other stakeholders, particularly the traffic police, have been working with a hand-in-glove cooperation to improve safety degrees during motor rallies held in the country,” said Ghor.
He also added that the number of drivers, navigators or spectators who have lost lives for the past one decade is within single digit figures.
“We shall continue to maintain safety measures with an objective of respecting human life which is rare treasure in the world,” said Ghor.