GOBABIS: The Motor-Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund on Friday consulted with local and regional councillors, civic organisations, the Police and officials from the Omaheke Regional Council in a bid to draft a new strategic plan that will guide the Fund’s activities for the next five years.
The organisation is currently in its last year of the current strategic plan, and is thus seeking the input of all its stakeholders in the crafting of a new strategic plan.
As part of its new strategic plan, the fund intends on streamlining its programmes by tapping into existing and modern technologies. By so doing, the MVA hopes to cut back on motorists’ time spent in queues, outdated filing methods, while limiting claim processing times.
The meeting drew inputs from the floor on different ways the MVA can do business, which will be filtered into the final draft of the strategic plan at a later stage.
Through the new strategic plan, the MVA also intends to change its ailing financial fortunes for the better. The MVA Fund is statutorily mandated to design, promote and implement crash and injury prevention measures.
It was established in 1991 in terms of Act 30 of 1990 shortly after independence to compensate people injured in motor vehicle crashes or the dependants of people killed in such crashes.
According to recent MVA statistics, a total of 2 933 road accidents were reported to its call centre between January and October 2012.
About 64 accidents occurred in the Omaheke Region, representing 2,2 per cent of the total. Of the 4 866 injuries nationally, 142 were recorded in the Omaheke Region. The total number of fatalities is 393, nine of which were reported in the Omaheke Region.