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President Edgar Lungu has expressed sadness and regret over the Tuesday’s Luangwa accident which occurred which claimed 19 lives and left 48 people injured.

 

The President is particularly disturbed that despite stringent measures Government is putting in place to avert such calamities, the country still faces such road carnage, describing this as retrogressive to efforts being made.

The President said efforts by Government to address this challenge can only yield positive results with the cooperation of various stakeholders and especially transporters who are expected to operate within the confines of traffic rules and regulations.

 

The President has bemoaned the continued loss of lives saying that the road carnage is unfortunate and disheartening especially that careless and defiant conduct exhibited by some drivers is contributing to such accidents.

 

“I am deeply saddened and regret last night’s Luangwa accident which claimed 19 lives and left 46 injured. It is disturbing that despite Government efforts to address road carnage, we still continue to face this challenge. We can not continue to lose lives owing to careless behaviour.”

 

The President appealed to the nation to remember in prayer, the bereaved families and those who have been injured.

 

“On behalf of Government and on my own behalf, l commiserate with bereaved families at such a great loss, and pray that Jehovah God will grant them fortitude and comfort, and a quick recovery to those who sustained injuries in the accident,” President Lungu said.

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    • No one will be sentenced as the PF govt of Lazy Bum is corrupt and interferes with RTSA…look at what happened to the last bus company its back on the road.

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  1. Unfortunately in our country 20+ people dying in a bus accident has now become the norm…if this utterly Lazy Sausage Edgar was serious enough he would be asking probing questions… as long as there is no inquiry by experts and recommendations given this will never change. Here is a silly President who creates and extends an inquiry into election violence when people are dying in their 1000s every year on roads.
    In all honesty this restriction of night travel has also contributed to such accidents as drivers are now rushing to beat the clock. Why the corrupt RTSA does not remove this and introduce speed limiters and better much more intensive PSV theory and Practical tests is beyond me with bookings done via ICT. In the UK your examiner at the Test center does not know who they are…

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    • are going to examine as the computer randomly chooses….in Zambia you can obtain a license without even turning the ignition on.

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