Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo delivering his speech during the 55th commemoration of the death of Dag Hammarskjöld
Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo delivering his speech during the 55th commemoration of the death of Dag Hammarskjöld
Copperbelt Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has strongly warned police officers in the region to stop mounting unnecessary road blocks.

Mr. Lusambo observed that police officers in the province were in a habit of mounting unnecessary road blocks in both residential and the central business areas with about six to seven police officers at one point.

He said he does not want to see police officers mounting road blocks anyhow but instead carry out their inspections at the police check points.

ZANIS reports that the minister said this during the SUN FM phone in radio programme in Ndola today.

Mr. Lusambo stated that he has received a lot of complaints from both bus and taxi drivers that they are having a hard time doing their business because of the unnecessary road blocks by police.

He has since urged the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) to do their work by carrying out inspections and get rid of the excessive road blocks.

Mr. Lusambo observed that the two check points in Ndola are enough for police to carry out their inspections unlike disturbing people with unnecessary stoppings.

“There are two police check points in Ndola and these are Indeni and Itawa check points. These are enough for police to do their work. Therefore, I do not want to see police officers mounting unnecessary road blocks,” he said.

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  1. I want to support this. In Lusaka it is worse. Instead of protecting the citizens police officer harass us. These unnecessary road blocks are an inconvenience

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    • The political party that controls a country, controls the media, and subsequently, they control the minds of the masses. . .

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    • Hey Bowman, it is how the unprofessional, incompetent & broke PF’s police behave, poverty stricken. Remember Lusambo Bowman that you’re a runner away from MMD, this is a lucrative syndicate by PF corrupt elements of blind Lungu to pocket monies after fraudulent inaugurational activities.
      With the prevalence of load shedding, Kanganja’s hungry cadres in uniforms have one option, corruption through endless road blocks. Victims are all opposition members.
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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  2. Bowman, apo pena walasa Northrise in Ndola is the worst, they come to hide thinking we are their. ATM. Nokwina nafina fibuju.

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  3. No need to worry if your car is road worthy. Wait until RSTA starts you will park all your vehicles. They are there to ensure your safety.

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  4. Government must reduce traffic offences fees, these police officers just give payment options,this police officers guy would say it’s K900 with a GRZ receipt or you pay K200. So one must pay a police officer. Minister do your work.

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  5. I hope the Minister will not set off a sequence that he will not be able to contain. The bribes come from largely those motorists who have defective vehicles. Those checkpoints in their predictable state can be avoided or movements planned around them – hence the impromptu ones. The problem is abuse of those checks and not the intent itself. Sometimes we must look carefully at a system before tearing it down…

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  6. Bowman Lusambo I really doubted you could deliver when you were appointed but now am one of your key followers because you are always on the ground working for the people. Please keep it up as Zambia needs leaders who are pragmatic.

    Bujus please heed the directive but continue working professionally

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  7. Ba Lusambo mwabombeni:::: You are the people we want who are serious with work. Please also come to Kitwe: Pa Breweries next to Scaw Ltd it is every day. Twatasha, Kamatipa bus station at former UBZ. Next to Grave yard at Chimwemwe and Fire Brigade then they shift to Ndeke. They even chess vehicle using ZP Van the number I will send you. Some times they use personal vehicles in order to hide from the public. One of them is a white a Toyota Corola.

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  8. Really laughable a Politician warning the police…these are the governance issues we talk of…then when his boss Lazy Lungu is asked why he does not tackle corruption he states that his hands are tied!!

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