RTSA on alert over Lungu inauguration


THE  Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has deployed adequate traffic enforcement officers to ensure road safety for all road users as the country witness the historical inauguration of President-elect Edgar Chagwa Lungu.

RTSA head of public relations Fredrick Mubanga said the agency has provided necessary logistics at strategic locations across the country to address safety challenges.

“The RTSA is on high alert to conduct traffic management and enforcement operations to ensure that the inauguration ceremony is free from any road accidents.

“We, therefore, urge all Zambians to uphold the spirit of peace and safer road culture as they celebrate the inauguration ceremony,’’ he said.

Mr Mubanga said the Agency has noted that the inauguration period was critical, which was likely to attract an increase in human and vehicle traffic that posed challenges to road safety.

RTSA has since called on motorists to sustain peace and consider other road users during this period of celebration, and in anticipation of an increase in traffic, the Agency has deployed adequate road traffic enforcement officers to address safety challenges across the country.

Mr Mubanga, however, said RTSA call centre remains open to receive calls from members of the public in relation to road safety matters for prompt mobilisation of traffic enforcement operations while its partners and others stakeholders were on alert.