The numbers indicate that, on average, nine people died per day on Angola's roads until October 2023.
In a message released as part of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Victims, Esperança da Costa expressed "huge concern" regarding the "negative trajectory" and "increasing trend" of accidents in Angola in 2023.
Given the current situation, the person in charge highlighted, the Executive has taken on reducing road accidents as a priority, as well as "continuous intervention in signage, rehabilitation, construction of infrastructure and increasing technical capacity for traffic supervision".
"It is essential to combine efforts and act together to reverse the current situation, marked by high rates of accidents, deaths, mutilations and material damage, which demonstrates how much we need to reflect on changing course and the collective challenges we have to face with a view to achieving the desirable peace and safety on the road", appealed the vice president.
After the first information, the Secretariat of the National Council for Transport and Traffic Planning of Angola clarified that, "by mistake, the statistical data relating to deaths and injuries were changed", with the correct version being "2607 deaths and 14,950 injuries in the period " from January to October 2023.