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Badilisha Lugha KISWAHILI

AAT to host motor sport safety seminar

17th April 2012

For the second year running the Automobile Association of Tanzania will be hosting the motor sports safety seminar to cater for all marshals and safety officers in the country, the body’s president Nizar Jivani confirmed in Dar es Salaam yesterday.

The seminar will be held at a venue to be announced later by AAT but Jivani said all stakeholders are supposed to rest assured of the staging of the event.

  A total 45 officials from motor sports clubs affiliated to AA Tanzania from Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Kilimanjaro, Arusha and Morogoro will participate in the three-day workshop.

  The workshop will be conducted by FIA regional training providers from Middle East Motor Sports Training Institute which is based in the United Arab Emirates; the FIA approved official training providers.

  The training will cover all aspect of motor sports management such as safety, marshals, crowd control, documentation and this will provide training for all volunteers in controlling accidents rules, and regulations and learning of new safety techniques.

  The training grant from FIA is due to the initiative of AAT president Jivani. The full cost of training, accommodation, travelling will be provided by FIA (Federation International de’ Automobile).

The first such training programme was also sponsored by FIA and held in Tanga last year in May.

Over 50 participated from Police, Red Cross, Paramedics, Club Officials, Press, Electronic Media, Senior Marshals and Safety Officers attended.

  The seminars are being held to minimize accidents during motor sport events as well as highlighting the need to improve safety measures.

The Guardian Limited was the only media in the country to have been awarded the motor sport safety seminar certificate due to its efforts to bring awareness to the public at large.

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