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During the 2022/2023 fiscal year, the Government will be ensuring that new traffic rules are implemented for the safety of persons on the roadways and to end indiscipline.
Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, said the Regulations to accompany the new Road Traffic Act, which were recently tabled in Parliament, have “far-reaching changes to make our roads safer for all and improve public safety and order”.
“In the upcoming fiscal year, the Government will focus on the full implementation of the new Island Traffic Authority as a statutory body mandated to carry out the provisions of the Road Traffic Act 2018,” he said.
The Governor-General was delivering the 2022 Throne Speech in the House of Representatives on Thursday (February 10).
He added that the Authority will continue to implement technological and strategic initiatives to enhance it efficiency and effectiveness, all geared at improving the traffic environment.
Another area of focus for the Ministry of Transport and Mining will be the National Minerals Policy, to be “repositioned and implemented” to include establishing the National Minerals Institute and diversification of the minerals portfolio through the exploitation of non-bauxite mineral resources, such as limestone and precious stones, the Governor-General told the House.