Rufunsa District Commissioner, Judith Chama has expressed concern at the increased number of Road Traffic accidents that have continued to occur along the Great East Road.

Mrs Chama says the increased road accidents are detrimental to progress, adding that there is need for stringent measures to be put in place in order to avoid these accidents.

The DC expressed concern after visiting the accident scene at Manenekela yesterday, where 69 passengers travelling in a Zambia-Malawi bus Registration number ABM 3490 escaped death.

Mrs Chama said the number of accidents happening on the Great East road were worrying as a week rarely passes without an accident been recorded, with some being fatal.

The DC has since called on members of the public to take responsibility and be cautious of other road users, in order to avoid such incidences.

The Zambia-Malawi bus accident happened around 16:00 hours on Sunday, involving a Mozambican truck loaded with Sulphur overturned on Saturday night, after failing to negotiate a bend.

The Driver of the Zambia-Malawi bus, Freagah Sakeyo aged 46 confirmed that he had 69 passengers on board, who could have lost their lives had he not been careful on the road.

He said three passengers however sustained some injuries and were rushed to Mpanshya St. Luke’s Mission Hospital.

Health personnel at Mpanshya St. Luke’s hospital confirmed receiving
the injured and said two have been discharged, while the third person is still under hospital care.

And police sources have revealed that more than 100 accidents have been recorded from January 2019 to-date.

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  1. Thank you for expressing your concerns but you have not told us what you going to do about it/what changes you propose to make the roads safe.

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  2. Exactly my point.Just talking to land a headline, but no real substance.Credit though to her for not harassing civil servants from known regions.

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  3. Rtsa, take note of the accidents happening on our roads… Start educating your staff about safety and hazardous areas on our roads, so the road builders can be notified so that they build safer roads than what we have in many parts of our country.

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