Former Works and Supply Minister Mike Mulongoti says it will be prudent for the government to take the burden associated with the funeral of the bereaved families adding that it is unfortunate that 51 lives were lost at a go.
Mr. Mulongoti has also urged government to thoroughly investigate what led to the tragic accident that claimed the lives of more than 50 people.
And the former cabinet minister has also called on the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) to step up their efforts of ensuring that vehicles are road worthy to avoid future losses of lives.
He says there is need for a complete overhaul of RTSA to ensure that the institution operates efficiently.
Mr. Mulongoti was speaking in an interview with Qfm News.
The Zambia Postal Services Corporation (ZAMPOST) announced yesterday that they would meet the full funeral costs for the 51 victims of the Chibombo Post bus accident.
Anouncing this, Zambia Postal Services Post Master General McPherson Chanda also said that his company and the bereaved families based in Ndola have tentatively agreed to hold a mass burial next week Tuesday.
And the board and management of ZAMPOST have sent a message of condolences to the families of the affected travelers. The company has set up two help lines for victims of the Chibombo accident which left more than 50 people dead.
Affected families could call ZAMPOST on:
0212-613275 or 0979-049793 or 0965-609606.
Meanwhile President Sata has declared national mourning in honor of the 51 deaseased from Monday 11th February through to Wednesday 13th February, during this time all national flags will fly at half mast and all programs of entertainment in nature will be halted.