Lusaka motorists back calls for reduced road blocks

By IAfrica
In Zambia
Aug 19th, 2014

Time Posted: August 19, 2014 5:48 am

A traffic policeman attending to a motorist at a roadblock

A traffic policeman attending to a motorist at a roadblock

Some Lusaka Motorists have backed the Commuter Rights Association (CRA ) president Aron Kamuti’s observation that constant Police Check points especially in Lusaka were meaningless.

One of the concerned motorist David Gunduzani, said unnecessary traffic checks being conducted were merely inconveniencing road users especially during rush hours.

ZANIS reports Mr. Gunduzani saying in an intervierw in Lusaka today that police should put their house in order to minimize these snap road blocks which he said had become a nuisance to the travelling public.

Another motorist Simwaka Lubemba says calls by Mr Kamuti should be supported by all well meaning commuters and road users.

Mr Lubemba, who is a propritor of Hinau enterprise, said while motorists appreciate the importance of check points, some were meaningless and deserved to ignored by motorists.

He stated that many of the check points mounted by traffic police officers in Lusaka do not add value as they only disturb motorists.

Yesterday, Mr Kamuti observed that the constant police check points more especially in Lusaka are meaningless.

Association President Aaron Kamuti told QFM News monitored by ZANIS that the check points are just inconveniencing people because the flow of traffic is affected.

Mr. Kamuti said constant police check points are not saving any purpose considering that they want to mount road blocks during peak times when people have deadlines to meet.

He has also accused the Zambia Police Traffic Department of allegedly finding faults in the motorists.

He said there is need for the police traffic department to operate within the confinement of the law instead of them mounting check points at their own will.

And efforts to get a comment from Police Public Relations Manager Montana Chanda proved futile by press time as her mobile phone could not be reached.

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