Liberia National Police Chief, Others to Attend 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Sweden

Inspector-General of Police, Patrick Sudue

MONROVIA – The Inspector General of the Liberia National Police, Hon. Patrick T. Sudue will join other Ministerial colleagues at the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety and its pre-event workshops in Stockholm, Sweden, on 17th-20th February, 2020. The conference is hosted by the Swedish Minister of Infrastructure under the theme “Achieving Global Goals 2030”.

The Liberian delegation comprises the Inspector General of the Liberia National Police, Hon. Patrick T. Sudue, Minister of Transport Samuel Wlue, Minister of Public Works Mobutu Vlah Nyenpan, as well as representatives of respective road safety stakeholders: Samuel C. Wonasue, Jr., Coordinator, Ministry of Transport, James Morlu, Technical Director, Ministry of Public Works, Barbes B. Dawodu, Technical Lead, Ministry of Public Works, Alphanso D. Bindah, Liberia National Police Technical Lead, and Michael Gaye, Technical Lead, Ministry of Health.

The aim of the high-ranking trip is to share ideas and experiences with other world leaders, on how traffic deaths can be reduced worldwide. Traffic deaths are a global problem with traffic being the number one killer of young people aged 5-29. This is especially relevant for Liberia, as our country, with 35.9 traffic deaths per 100,000 population, has the highest death rate in traffic worldwide.

The Liberian delegation will attend workshops on topics such as “Road Map for Safer Vehicles 2030”, “Smart investment saves lives: Using strategic communication to create safer streets”, “Excessive Speeding and Distracted Driving: Global Best Practices in Enforcement” amongst others.

Delegations of more than 80 countries are expected to join the event. The event is aimed at exploring new ideas in setting a new vision for how Liberia can achieve its goal of halving traffic deaths by 2021 that yet has to be reached. Liberia already has the Liberia National Road Safety Action Plan and necessary implementing institutions in place in order to reach this goal.