MPs to ride minibuses for feel of public transport
Stabroek News
April 7, 2004

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Several Members of Parliament are expected to travel in public minibuses from their homes to Stabroek Market Bus Park today in observance of World Health Day.

The MPs wish to experience public transport and see the risk posed to commuters firsthand before joining a formal ceremony on Croal Street in front of Demico House starting at 9:30 hrs.

A public education campaign on Road Safety in Guyana will be launched at the ceremony, according to a release from the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO).

Observances this year are focusing on Road Safety to help raise awareness about road traffic injuries, their grave consequences and enormous costs to society.

PAHO Country Repre-sentative, Dr. Bernadette Theodore-Gandi will today hand over the World Health Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention to Health Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy at the ceremony.

Starting with the World Health Day observances, a Public Education Campaign will be conducted with the aim of achieving behaviour change among Guyana's road users since road traffic injuries can be prevented, and their consequences alleviated, the release said.

And today also, Mothers in Black will conduct a "Drive with Care" motorcade commencing at 15:30 hrs at the Seawall Bandstand.