Victims who lost their lives due to road accidents, were honoured, on Saturday 18 November 2023, through the celebration of a Mass at the Chapel of St Luc in Residence Kennedy.
The service was officiated by the Bishop of the Diocese of Port-Louis, Mgr Jean Michaël Durhône in the presence of the Vice-President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Eddy Boissézon; the Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Mr Alan Ganoo; the Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change, Mr Kavydass Ramano; the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Protection, Dr Marie Christiane Dorine Chukowry; the Parliamentary Private Secretary, Mrs Marie Sandra Monia Mayotte; and other dignitaries.
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2023
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is commemorated on the third day of November annually, to pay tribute to victims who lost their lives or were seriously injured because of road accidents.
The slogan chosen for this year is ‘Remember. Support. Act.’ while the theme chosen is ‘Justice’.
To commemorate this day, the Ministry of Land Transport and Light Rail, in collaboration with several stakeholders, is organising a series of activities during the third week of November, that is, from 16 November 2023 to 24 November 2023, to sensitise the population on Road Safety issues.
The week started with a Press Conference on 16 November 2023, followed by a Mass on Saturday 18 November 2023, and a Motorcycle Road Show from the Plaza Municipal Hall in Rose-Hill to the parking of Tribeca Mall in Ebène on 19 November 2023.
Furthermore, a Youth Rally followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the Stele of Rose-Belle, and training on defensive driving for Taxi Operators at the Plaza Municipal Hall of Rose-Hill, will be held on 22 and 23 November 2023 respectively.