The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) in collaboration with the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) is today expected to hold a consultative meeting with political parties on the need for their supporters to observe road safety during campaigns.
The Agency together with the Commission is expected to meet the political parties participating in the August 11th 2016 General Election at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in the afternoon.
Among the issues to be discussed during the meeting is the need for political party supporters to respect road safety regulations during political processions.
The Agency want to re-emphasize the fact road safety should not be compromised at any period.
RTSA Spokesman Freddie Mubanga said it is the wish of the Agency to ensure that no Zambian dies from a road accident during and after the elections period.
“RTSA will do everything possible to ensure that road safety takes center stage during the campaign period. Political party supporters should remember that there is life after the elections and hence the need for them to follow traffic regulations,” Mr. Mubanga said.
“It is against this background that we want to remind all political parties that road safety should not be compromised during the election campaign period.”