Paramount Chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba speaking people has attributed the high rate of road traffic accidents in the Northern province to the increased number of unlicensed drivers.

Paramount Chief Chitimukulu said this when a team of officials from the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) led by board chairperson Webster Nonde and Chief Executive Officer Zindaba Soko paid a courtesy call on him at his palace today.

The Mwinelubemba said the high number of unlicensed drivers is a major contributing factor to road carnage in the region.

He noted that RTSA has a huge task to reduce the increasing number of accidents in the area.

Paramount Chief Chitimukulu has since praised the RTSA Northern region team for the efforts being made in road safety regulation.

And RTSA Chief Executive Officer Zindaba Soko said the agency recognizes the role traditional leaders play in raising awareness on road safety.

Mr. Soko revealed that RTSA decided to take advantage of the installation of Paramount Chief Chitimukulu tomorrow and the Ukusefya Pa Ng’wena traditional ceremony on August 1 to conduct road safety education campaigns saying patrols will also be intensified.

Meanwhile, RTSA board Chairperson Webster Nonde has warned motorists against abrogating traffic rules while driving to and from the two ceremonies in Mungwi district this weekend.

Earlier, Northern Province Permanent Secretary Hlobotha Nkunika said the motoring public should not be intimidated by the presence of RTSA officers but instead feel secure.
The installation of paramount chief Chitimukulu will take place tomorrow on Friday 31st July , 2015 while the Ukusefya Pa Ng’wena Bemba Traditional ceremony is on Saturday 1st August, 2015.

President Edgar Lungu is tomorrow expected to grace the installation of Kanyanta Sosala as Paramount Chief Chitimukulu the 38th while Vice President Inonge Wina will be the guest of honour at the Ukusefya Pa Ngwenya traditional ceremony on Saturday, August 1, 2015 .

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Amazingly, Lungu has chosen to be conspicuous in NP. It’s either he is intimidated by GBM or he is playing immature tribal/regional politics! If the later is the case then we have a less-than statesman in the State House, a weak force for national unity, an all too emotive soul for criticism to be a leader to both supportes & opposers.

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  2. Chief just be honest. Bembas do just not know how to drive cars. It is not part of them. They are intrinsically trekkers. If you check most licences by Bembas are fake . They are good at faking documents. Encourage your subjects to walk for their own safety otherwise mwalapwa ukufwa ba mambala.

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  3. THIS CEREMONY COINCIDES WITH THE ZAMBIA AGRICULTURAL AND COMMERCIAL SHOW AND IT IS PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE THAT ECL IS THIS MORNING ATTENDING THE INSTALLATION CEREMONY OF BASHI LUBEMBA AND THIS AFTERNOON HE WILL RECEIVED HIS HOST AND MALAWIAN COUNTERPART WAMUTHARIKA.

    LET US NOT PLAY POLITICS, HE IS OUR REPUBILICAN PRESIDENT.

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  4. THIS CEREMONY COINCIDES WITH THE ZAMBIA AGRICULTURAL AND COMMERCIAL SHOW AND IT IS PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE THAT ECL IS THIS MORNING ATTENDING THE INSTALLATION CEREMONY OF BASHI LUBEMBA AND THIS AFTERNOON HE WILL RECEIVE HIS HOST AND MALAWIAN COUNTERPART WAMUTHARIKA.

    LET US NOT PLAY POLITICS, HE IS OUR REPUBILICAN PRESIDENT.

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