A traditional leader in Mwense district in Luapula province has expressed concern over the increasing number of road traffic accidents along Mansa – Nchelenge road.
Chief Lubunda of the Chishinga speaking people of Mwense aired his concern when he summoned Mwense District Commissioner, the Council Chairperson and Mwense police officer in charge at his palace yesterday.
The Traditional Leader has also attributed the increase in the number of accidents on the road to lack of road signs and bad state of the road.
He wondered why the road was constructed without road signs and has since requested the local authority to ensure that the road is properly marked.
Chief Lubunda also called for the relevant authorities to work on the potholes which have developed a long road.
He said if not repaired quickly the road will become impassable and many lives will be lost through accidents.
Meanwhile, the council chairperson Richard Kafwanka said his office has already communicated with the Road Development Agency (RDA) about the matter but that no feedback has been given so far.
He however promised that his office will once again liaise with RDA to ensure that the problem is addressed as soon as possible