I am Joe Walker aka Joseph Beyanga, a road safety enthusiast raising awareness about saving lives on the road.

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Road Safety

REPORT: Kampala to Mbale road safety walk 2023

More than 12 people are killed per day in road traffic crashes in Uganda, translating to more than 4,534 deaths annually. The majority of the victims are pedestrians and bodaboda riders. Traffic officers attribute many of these deaths and injuries to the careless road behaviour of riders, cyclists and drivers. These fatalities and injuries can be reduced greatly if awareness is constantly created and if the state of the roads are improved. This is why Joseph Beyanga aka Joe Walker, has been on a mission since 2018 to get the stakeholders involved, to play their part, using the Joe Walker and...

How we endured afternoon heat to walk 25kms

In our effort to curb the increasing road crashes in Uganda, we (Joe Walker and friends) hit the road on December 8, 2022, to raise more awareness about the same. Led by Mr. Joseph ‘Joe Walker’ Beyanga, we walked 25kms on the Northern Bypass in the hard-hitting sunshine. Our walk was one of the many activities undertaken by Ugandans during the year’s Road Safety Awareness Week ahead of the festive season. Our passion to spread the gospel about the increasing number of road accidents and how to avoid them enabled us to walk from Watoto Church in Ntinda to Namboole stadium before...

The man taking on Uganda’s dangerous roads

By BBC When former journalist, Joseph Bayanga, witnessed the death of three generations of a family on a Kampala road - a mother, daughter and grandchild – he decided enough was enough. More people die on Uganda’s roads – 14 every day – than anywhere else in East Africa. Kampala’s Mulago National Referral Hospital even has a special ward just for the drivers of boda bodas who account for the highest number of deaths. Boda bodas are the motorbike taxis which weave precariously through the traffic at every junction with one, two or even three passengers on their backs. So Joe...