Kitwe Acting DC’s vehicle impounded as CCGT moves to copperbelt

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Acting Kitwe District Commissioner Taphan Mulongo had a turf time explaining himself to the Chief Controller of Government Transport Enerst Kunda when he was caught driving a government vehicle Thursday night in Ndola.

And Kunda whose operations have shifted to Copperbelt this weekend has warned councils across the the country to put their houses in order as regards documentation for usage of government vehicles during weekends and afterworking hours.

Mulongo who claimed to have been driving from Kitwe where he gone to do some government business had no documentation allowing him to drive himself at 23 hours.

He claimed that he was late getting in Ndola because the meetings to resolve the issues regarding the blusting at black mountain had taken long but Kunda explained to the acting DC that he had no choice to impound the vehicle because there story was not adding up and that even during government it was a requirement to have a pass when driving a government vehicle afterwork hours.

Meanwhile a number government vehicles were impound in Ndola Friday morning by the department of government transport control including 4 Ndola City council vehicles.

In an interview after the operations in Ndola Kunda warned councils across the country to follow stipulated regulations on the usage of government vehicles or face the consequences.

He said officers will not only visit provinces but that they would go further and visit individual districts to ensure that sanity prevails.

He expressed worry that in Ndola documentation did not seem to matter to the people using government vehicles saying here it is worse because people seem not care about the circular issued by the Secretary to Cabinet on the usage of government vehicles.

He said most government drivers and officers were driving government vehicles on weekend with impunity as if there are no rules and regulations.

Among those impounded included the driver to the deputy provincial Immigration Commissioner Mufalo munalula was on his way to pick his boss for African Freedom celebrations.

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21 COMMENTS

  1. Keep up the good work…but still no update on that State House official who slapped a reporter, why hasn’t he been reported to police??

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    • This is great work beig done! To the CCGT Team do not fear anyone because you have the most important support which is the support of the people, even online commentators from different backgrounds and different political leanings are supporting your actions, on the ground the average Zambian be they a marketeer, taxi driver or low ranking civil servant they all support this action. We have had enough of this wastage of govt resources on senior govt officers galavanting in these vehicles, I would also recommend the Govt to reduce on buying these expensive cars which are just expensive liabilities.

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  2. Well done Mr kunda. But please let this be a continuous exercise in all provinces and don’t give them advance warning. Also I hope you won’t be intimidated by the powers that be for doing your job.

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  3. Yes indeed, what about that alleged driver from state house? Well, if state house is exempt from government regulations, tell us, so that we change the laws and regulations to include them. We can ask Cornelius Mweetwa to sponsor a motion in parliament, yes for the young man to do something more useful than boycotting parliament or showing disrespect for the institution of Presidency.

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    • The problem here is the respective ministers have to also be involved as this should be seen as cost saving exercise…not an inconvenience!!

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  4. Please orient drivers and supervisors on documentation and regulations on the use of grz transport, most of these guys are politically appointed, or cadres

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  5. “Had a turf time explaining” “blusting at the black mountain”….. whose the effing proof reader at Lusaka Times????
    Why do you allow this bile to be put up for our consumption?

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  6. The quality of writing on this site is terrible. There are so many grammatical and spelling errors in this piece. Is there a proof reader on staff? Poor writing (grammar and spelling) diminishes your credibility. If we see you can’t be bothered to cross your I’s and dot your T’s, how can we believe the details in the articles are correct?

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  7. I remember when the good General was in charge of MSD to control transport. Mr Fines Bulawayo sent his driver to pick a vehicle on a no vehicle was to go out. The General refused after which Mr Bulawayo rang the General : “This Mr Bulawayo. …” to which the Good General replied ” I don’t care whether you’re Mr Salisbury ( now Harare ) with this exchange ended the control of government vehicles. Hope this won’t repeat itself.

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  8. What a badly written article. Had a “turf” time??? Really??? Fire your editor if he can’t figure out the spelling of simple grade 2 words.

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  9. As a citizen I move a motion that government should only procure Allions for ministries and RAV4 for those in rural areas .these vehicles are efficient and economical

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