Ghanaian Counterpart  Akufo Addo  with President Edgar Lungu when he arrived in Ndola for the Official opening of the Zambia International Trade Fair on Thursday, June 29,2017-Pictures  by THOMAS NSAMA
Ghanaian Counterpart Akufo Addo with President Edgar Lungu when he arrived in Ndola for the Official opening of the Zambia International Trade Fair on Thursday, June 29,2017-Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA

President Edgar Lungu has said that the Road Transport and Safety Agency -RTSA is not as corrupt as people would want others to believe. President Lungu said that the agency has put in place measures to rid itself of such vices. The President noted that that the ZAMTIS system has made it easy for the agency to operate effectively.

Speaking when he and his Ghanaian counterpart Nana Akufo-Addo toured stands at the ongoing Zambia International Trade Fair in Ndola this morning, President Lungu said the country should appreciate innovative ideas which government is bringing because they are aimed at improving service delivery.

The President said that said because of the lack of human element, the ZAMTIS system is transparent.

The two Presidents toured seven stands at the show. The two leaders will later this afternoon officially open the fair.

This year’s trade fair which is being held under the theme; innovation for industrialisation, has attracted 6-hundred 45 exhibitors.

Ghanaian Counterpart  Akufo Addo  with President Edgar Lungu when he arrived in Ndola for the Official opening of the Zambia International Trade Fair on Thursday, June 29,2017-Pictures  by THOMAS NSAMA
Ghanaian Counterpart Akufo Addo with President Edgar Lungu when he arrived in Ndola for the Official opening of the Zambia International Trade Fair on Thursday, June 29,2017-Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
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  1. Not as corrupt may be yes but what of the chimtengo? Efficiency!!!! Give me a break I applied for a replacement driver license last year in September up to now its not out

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    • The President dresses better than the other man

      He is better looking and he is an inspiration to you and I.

      Please pray for him to continue guiding us.

      As of RATSA I don’t think they are up to the task, disband them.

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • @Mushota, yes pray for Lungu, I feel sorry for leadership, the most abused leader by its own party. A leader calling his followers dogs with rabies.

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    • “Not as corrupt as…” is too subjective a statement. You don’t talk like a lawyer sir.

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    • I don’t trust this Ghana man. Please refuse him entry next time he tries to come in!

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    • When has Lazy Lungu ever admitted corruption existing anywhere? I told you this work shy bum will take 4 days holidays following Ghanian President as he has nothing to do apart from changing hats.

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    • There nothing like a little sin. Sin is Sin. If RATSA is corrupt to any degree, that is not acceptable Mr. President.

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    • Awe ba President, i have been at RTSA offices from Wednesday and could not get road tax. The system needs serious upheaval. Today i had to get someone to help me get road tax but at a fee. Yesterday i even called their toll free line to complain over this inefficiency. Please Mr. President, get in touch with the grassroots and know what the common man is going through to access public services. Twapapata

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  2. He likes to wave at the people. A sign that he is a man of the people. People like him and he likes people.

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    • Some of this reasoning such as @Lombe is baffling to say the least. So waving is such an indicator of being Man of the People Eiish the level of dullness being exhibited by some people is stratospheric !!

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  3. Edigar take many seats … You don’t know jack u ride in Eagle cars. Just ask people aka civilians to tell you what’s on the ground. Actually just read the comments you ll have an idea of what really happens

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    • Lungu talking about corruption is just plain laughable. But him looking for mitigating reasons is just stoopid. Even “little” corruption is not acceptable in any institution, especially a public one.

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    • Mushota didn’t say RASTA. It’s you who needs correction. No need for apologies Mushota you are ok. PhD holders don’t make such silly mistakes

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  4. You mean, not as corrupt as failing to explain owning Luxury Villas and a whooping K20m+ which are all above your gazetted earning power in under two years? Yes, but it is still corruption and abuse of office, Mr Lungu. The sooner you learn to put Country first, the better for the citizens.

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    • Talking to Lazy Lungu about corruption is like going to Mafia to the discuss crime in your local area.

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  5. Corruption has permeated in all spheres of life.Most of the ministries are very corrupt and luck integrity for their existence. Your statement Mr President is a mockery to the fight against corruption.There is no any institution in Zambia that is corrupt free.Most of these institutions are damn corrupt.The best is to accept the existence of corruption and fight it head on.

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    • Lazy Lungu is in denial of everything…am sure he tells his MMD Finance minister that Zambia is very rich so continue to borrow and he does want him to talk to him about external debt.

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  6. The statement is clear. What Mr President is saying is that the agency is corrupt but not as corrupt as say, Zambia Police.

    The reason for corruption is the incentive.Take away the incentive and corruption will reduce. The idea that penalties should be high to deter offenders is the begining of all evil. If you peg offences at K50 per event then revoke or endorse the offenders licences on the third strike,this would reduce corruption.But if you put the office at K2700 and the cop who nabs you requests for K100 you arè more likely to comply to the officers corrupt advances. In the K50 case the office has no incentive to get K10 or 20 to let you go. The government would begin to collect some revenue unlike what is happening where the offices are pocketing the corruption money

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  7. All government institutions are corrupt in one way or the other except that some are more corrupt than others.RTSA is a one typical example that is more corrupt than others. Every time you go to the Ministry of Lands, Passport office, Immigration department and RTSA you will always find endless queues meaning their services are on high demand and that’s a breeding ground for corruption.

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  8. Yes I agree that RATSA as a regulatory is not corrupt BUT the implementers of regulations such as LUSAKA CENTRAL TRAFFIC COPS.EDWARD should go outside central police and I will give a good assessment. RATSA is fine But Ba KAPOKOLA popularly known as ba CENTRAL,ba CHILENJE ETC

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  9. i beleive a more aunthetic method to determine corruption of RATSA should have been used otherwise the story can not be debated. We waste time debating things which have not been researched. Only researched opinions are going to add value to the nation otherwise we will not make progress as a country

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    • Lazy Lungu was barred by LAZ for fraud…do you honestly think a company like say Zambia Brewieries or any reputable company would employ him with such a record?

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  10. … Says the chief and most corrupt of them all.

    Removing human element? Isn’t that another way of saying ‘Oh now I can loot without sharing with a junior street cop.’

    All the street cops will be doing is collecting cash on the spot for traffic offences and putting straight into their pockets so that they are living a ‘more money in your pocket’ mantra. What a failed country!

    And what does this Ghana president, a guy from one of the most progressive countries in Africa doing with one of the worst dictators the continent has ever seen rising at such a fast pace? What do they have in common?

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  11. This year’s trade fair which is being held under the theme; innovation for industrialisation, has attracted 6-hundred 45 exhibitors. you cant just say 645 exhibitors?

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  12. this is very strange mwee??I have been going to RATSA and cant get my license.And I thought the most corrupt are police traffic not Ratsa .Ratsa are reasonable and are able to understand not RATSA POLICE

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  13. What do you expect a corrupt president to say. If you were a discerning tourist which of the following cities would you visit? See We built this city below. Copy and paste in your browser
    m.youtube.com/watch?v=JWAOxcVytfI

    m.youtube.com/watch?v=C77HMC7amds

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  14. He is right. He has vision and recognition problems. He doesn’t see the corruption everyone is seeing! Incredible imbroglio!!

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  15. UPNDonkeys….. What else can they say? Please remember to pass through the dip tank this morning, some cleaning may just help you to think.

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  16. Opps the president!Can you visit and see the queues at RTSA. People can’t work due to long queues at RTSA. It’s so shameful people can’t have Road tax on time.Why should people line up for more than 3 days?They system they are using is too slow.It means RTSA went for useless system in order to milk from poor Zambians.people can’t do business coz of RTSA. Why do u want long queues every time. This is the blead of corruption.Can the minister of transport issue the statement that RTSA is extending the deadline for ROAD TAX for the next 1 month?.It’s an unacceptable to live in the country with such systems in place.Do we have people who can test systems before using it?Who ate the money?This is the reason why our party is losing popularity due to such inconveniences.Can’t believe it…

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  17. “Not as corrupt as people would have others believe”? This is a clear admission of corruption. Most of us have known this for years. The leader of these corrupt practices is just confirming the vice. In another breath, his statement seems to suggest that corruption is acceptable to a certain level – although his and those of his cohorts goes full throttle. The point is that as a leader, you should clearly show that you are fighting corruption and the means you are using (if you are principled enough to do so) – but also clearly state a zero tolerance attitude. Lungu has now ‘normalised’ the vice.

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