Taxi drivers in Mansa District stormed government offices to express their grievances on the corruption by the Police Traffic and Road Traffic and Safety Agency (RATSA) Officers.
Braving the morning rains, Taxi drivers in Mansa Town mobilized themselves and drove to Mansa District Commissioner’s office to express their grievances on the increased corruption by the Police Traffic and RATSA Officers on the road.
In a meeting with the District Commissioner, Police Traffic and Road Traffic and Safety Agency (RATSA) Officers, the Taxi Drivers’ youth chairperson Sebastian Silangwa appealed to the government to monitor how the Police Traffic and RATSA officers are operating on the Road.
He said the Law does not state that Taxi drivers are the only target on the road where Government can raise funds as revenue through road traffic offenses.
Silangwa said Taxi drivers are have become irritated by Police Officers who demand money every day on simple traffic offenses.
Meanwhile Mansa District Commissioner Mr. Royd Chakaba called on Taxi operators and drivers to abide by the law.
Mr. Chakaba said government is not a business entity and Officers should not execute their duties with a commercial enterprise mind set.
He said government depends on revenue to develop the country and the funds raised must be in good faith.
Mr. Chakaba appealed to Police Traffic and RATSA senior officers to monitor the junior officers on how they handle the work with the public motorist.
The Mansa District Commissioner urged the Taxi drivers to report any Police Traffic and RATSA officer found wanting in the execution of their duties.
And RATSA senior officer Mr. Timothy Kachepa said his office is open to the public motorists for any complaint that they see as unfair to the public.