Deadline for Mandatory seat belts on buses extended

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Special Assistant to th President for Press Amos Chanda (2nl) Minister of Transport and communication Brain Mushimba (r) Public Relations Officer Ministry of Transport and Communication Brain Malama (2nr) and Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transport and Communication Misheck Lungu chat shortly after the presentation of the quarterly report 2016 at State House
Special Assistant to th President for Press Amos Chanda (2nl) Minister of Transport and communication Brain Mushimba (r) Public Relations Officer Ministry of Transport and Communication Brain Malama (2nr) and Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transport and Communication Misheck Lungu chat shortly after the presentation of the quarterly report 2016 at State House
The Ministry of Transport has extended the grace period for public service vehicles to be fitted with seat belts from June 1st 2017 to December 2018.

Minister of Transport Brian Mushimba says the extension of the grace period is to allow for smooth implementation of the law.

Mr. Mushimba says the ministry needs to engage the Ministry of Finance on mechanisms of tax relief to importers of mini buses that will be fitted with seat belts.

The Minister says the current buses in the country do not have a provision for seat belts to be fitted.

Mr. Mushimba says a ban on the importation of such vehicles has been put in place and the extension is necessary for this law to be effected.

He was speaking in an interview with ZNBC News in Lusaka.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Let lungu travel on mazhandu bus without seat belt on

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  2. THIS IS HOW BANANA REPUBLICS WASTE TIME ON DEVELOPMENT, THEY CAME UP WITH A LAW WITHOUT ESTABLISHING THE FACTS ON THE GROUND ..NEVER CHECKED THE PRACTICABILITY OF THIS NONSENSE ISSUE ON SEAT BELTS

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  3. Someone somewhere is thinking of a tender that they can manipulate so they can buy another Ford Ranger for some silly bimbo cashier at a bank.

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  4. i would want to see how this is possible. Who will supply the safety belts? from where? how will they be installed? the small buses, are they included? four people on one seat, and they should have safety belts? i dont think people making such decisions have done Operations Research. they are lacking analytical skills. you burn night driving without understanding what moves in the night, speed limit without understanding that time is a very important factor in business. Is this what HH meant when he said chipantepante polices? Where are the think tanks in this country? I pray that HH comes out soon so that i can ask him on what he meant and what we need to do. Problem of empowering wrong characters.

    anyway, Nshaloleshefye

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