A total of 96 people have perished in accidents on national roads across the country between 1 January 2016 and 9 November 2016. A further 95 people have sustained various body injuries, as a result of these road crashes during the period under review.
These statistics were disclosed by Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA) Chief Executive Officer, Rosalia Martins-Hausiku in a media statement this week. She said the MVA has as a result disbursed millions of Namibian dollars in funeral, injury, medical, loss of income and loss of support grants.
According to the MVA boss, during the period under review, the Fund paid funeral grants for the 96 deceased persons amounting to N$672 000; N$7 000 per person. Injury grants for the 95 injured persons would have amounted to N$9 500 000 if each person received the maximum of N$100 000. Medical grants for 95 injured persons amounted to over N$142 000. “The MVA Fund remains deeply concerned about the continuous loss of lives on our national roads and is seriously cautioning all road users to be more vigilant and strictly adhere to road traffic rules at all times, especially with the approaching this year’s (2016) festive holidays,” appealed Martins-Hausiku. – Nampa