Government has deferred the enforcement of the statutory instrument on the fitting of seat belts in mini buses from 2019 to 2022.
Minister of Transport and Communications Brian Mushimba says the adjustment of the enforcement of the SI has encountered many obstacles yet to be resolved with transporters.
Mr. Mushimba says discussions around the regulation have been slow.
He told journalists in an interview that government wants to enforce the regulation to protect passengers and reduce road fatalities.
Mr. Mushimba explained that most of the buses are not fitted with seat belts as they are originally manufactured as cargo vans.