Road Safety Week: Jumia Delivery Agents Get UN Certified Helmets

These helmets will go a long way to protect our riders and keep them safe on the road

E-commerce platform, Jumia, has donated over 700 motorcycle helmets to its delivery agents. The development is part of its Safe and Affordable Helmet Programme with FIA during the company’s launch of the inaugural road safety week as part of its 10-year anniversary celebrations.

Ron Kawamara, the CEO, Jumia Uganda says that the helmets have been designed to meet the UN safety standards, as certified by independent experts while also ensuring they are best priced in the market.

Suitable for hot and humid climates, they will be distributed to riders free of charge in support of Jumia’s mission to enhance the well-being of its workers and partners and to continually seek innovative ways to improve the workplace ecosystem.

“The safety of our teams, customers and the people we interact with daily is our priority. We all have much to lose when safety is not enforced on the roads hence our delight to partner with FIA on helmet donation.

These helmets will go a long way to protect our riders and keep them safe on the road.  We have invested a lot of time and money to get the right standard helmets to enforce road safety,” said Kawamara.

Addressing the riders, Rogers Nsereko the Kampala Metropolitan Police Traffic Commander said road safety remains a challenge. We are registering so many accidents every week. The most unfortunate fact is that the pedestrians are affected the most.

“We know the nature of our job so these helmets can provide adequate protection as we go about delivering to consumers across the country. The helmets are of good quality and I want to encourage my fellow riders to follow the road safety rules,” said Kifumba Awal, a delivery agent with Jumia.


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