The Lusaka City Council (LCC) has engaged the Insurance Authority Board to ensure that erring motorists who knock down and damage infrastructure pay for repairs.
In a telephone interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today, LCC Public Relations Manager Habeenzu Mulunda said the council is working hand in hand with the Zambia police to ensure that information on people causing accidents is urgently communicated to the local authority.
Mr. Mulunda however disclosed that it has been a challenge to identify and capture erring motorists especially at night as the council has no officers on the ground to provide them with data concerning the accidents.
“Insurance Authority Board collects monies on behalf of the council to ensure that there is no erring motorist who gets away without being charged,” Mr. Mulunda stated.
Mr. Mulunda observed that the Zambia Police reach the accident scene faster than the council hence the need for consensus in relaying information to the local authority.
In the recent past, motorists have been knocking down street lights, traffic lights and other various vital road features erected along the busy roads.