Africa Anzen Foundation (AAF) (Anzen means safety in Japanese), a local NGO established by a team of concerned Tanzanian and Japanese people, in collaboration with the Tanzania Traffic Police Force and the Embassy of Japan, will launch the Anzen Unten campaign (which means safe driving in Japanese), with the purpose of raising awareness of Traffic Safety in Tanzania.
The inauguration ceremony for the Anzen Unten campaign will be held at Serena hotel this evening, 09 September, in the presence of Mr. Augustine Shio, Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Mr. Paul Chagonja, Commissioner of Police (Training and Operations), Mr. Mohamed Mpinga, Deputy Commissioner of Police and H. E. Mr. Masaki Okada, Ambassador of Japan.
During the ceremony, an original campaign song, Anzen Unten (‘Endesha kwa Uangalifu’), will be performed by Barnaba, Recho and Tony, who is a Japanese volunteer based in Tanzania, dispatched by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In addition, the ceremony will be the world premiere of the Anzen Unten Movie, directed by the internationally recognized film director, Mr. Ben Suzuki. Mr Suzuki will personally introduce the movie on the occasion.
On 10 September, Mr. Suzuki and the Tanzanian Traffic Police Force will hold road safety workshops at Kigogo Primary School and Mkwawa Primary School, using the Anzen Unten song and movie. Both the movie and song will be utilized for road safety education nationwide and as part of the National Road Safety Campaign of the Tanzanian Traffic Police Force.