A civil rights activist  Macdonald Chipenzi says he is opposed to calls to disband the Zambia Police Traffic section.

Mr. Chipenzi says instead of disbanding the Zambia Police Traffic section, government should consider fusing in the Zambia Police Section into the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) as opposed to disbanding it completely.

ZANIS reports from  Chikankata district of Southern province that Mr Chipenzi said in an interview today added that fusing the Zambia Police Service Traffic Section into the Road Transport and Safety Agency(RATSA)  is the best way to go.

The move will improve operations of RATSA as well as reducing the perceived alleged rampant and sticking corruption which is alleged to have engulfed the Zambia Police Traffic section for a long time now, he said.

Parliament and cross section of society recently called for disbanding of the Zambia Police Service Traffic section for alleged rampant corrupt practices.

Mr. Chipenzi, however, said he was opposed to the calls by Members of parliament which he said though they are genuine, it will be paramount to just merge the two for better regulation of the road sector in Zambia.

“ Doing away with the Zambia Police Traffic section will not be the best move because the Zambia Police service traffic officers  understand better professionally the Road and Road Traffic Act as well as statutes, which most RTSA officers are not well conversant with, “ he said.

Mr. Chipenzi said the Zambia Police Traffic section police officers are trained professionals in law and police duties, Criminal law ,investigations, criminal procedure code and evidence which many RATSA officers do not possess at all.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Mr. Mapenzi get your facts right it’s those ZP officers that don’t understand anything about road traffic acts
    “ Doing away with the Zambia Police Traffic section will not be the best move because the Zambia Police service traffic officers understand better professionally the Road and Road Traffic Act as well as statutes, which most RTSA officers are not well conversant with, “ he said.

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    • Mapenzi is shielding his relatives who happen to be traffic officers. The Zambia Police traffic section must be disbanded completely.

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  2. tHIS MAPENZI WAS ONE TIME A DEPUTY AMBASSADOR TO CHINA, HE CLAIMS HE WANTS TO STAND IN 2021 THUS WHY HE NOW WANTS TO BE TALKING THROUGH NEWSPAPERS

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  3. Actully its the police who do not understand anything not rtsa! All thy know is to demand money wheather you right or wrong, offence payable or not. They have to be disbanded if govt really wants to get rid of corruption.

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  4. There is no need of merging corrupt elements to RTSA.It should just be disbanded and not transferring problems to RTSA.Corrupt institutions should not be merged but disbanded.If the levels of corruption are minimal in RTSA,it will be rampant if it is merged with corrupt elements from traffic police.The name of RTSA should not be contaminated by corruption from traffic police.

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  5. That’s the problem of chipenzi he even opposes progressive ideas. Useless civil rights activist!

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  6. Where on earth can you do away with traffic officers? Where are we going as a country. Improving the ops and monitoring of the section like in the western and far east of the world is the best options. After all Ratsa is there to help and not replace an established institution. Since you are literate dull members of society try to use the army may be. Traffic Police is an international symbol of authority and adds the fauna and floral to state governace.

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