A 55-year old accident victim of Nkwazi Compound in Ndola on the Copperbelt is claiming for compensation after being hit by a vehicle belonging to the Ministry of Youth and Sports last year.
Christopher Ng’ambi has been left with two amputated legs by the accident which occurred on 25th April, 2021 on Twapia Road when a Higer Bus hit him near Twapia Market around 19: 00 hours.
According to a medical report in his possession, Mr. Ng’ambi sustained fractured legs and general body pains.
He sustained an open ankle fracture on the left side and a crushed right leg resulting in amputation of both legs.
Speaking in an interview with Radio Icengelo news from his home, Mr. Ng’ambi, who is confined at home, said he wants the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Art to quickly process his compensation.
He said the compensation process has taken longer than necessary without a clear explanation from the Ministry.
Mr. Ng’ambi, who is married with children, says life has become unbearable for him and the family after the accident.
“I am a male Zambian aged 54, who resides in Nkwazi Compound, Ndola, who suffered a road traffic accident on Twapia Road on 25th April, 2021 involving a Higer Bus of Registration Number BAD 3196 for the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Art which was being driven by Christopher Siuluta Kameta.
According to a report from Ndola District Police, Mr. Ng’ambi was hit when standing off the road.
Driver Kameta of Kabanana Township in Lusaka was charged with dangerous driving and fined the admission of guilt.
“The bus hit me as I was standing alongside the said road. As you can see, this accident left me with both legs crushed and led to amputation. From that moment to today have not been able to walk in order to fend for my family because I am now permanently disabled,” Mr. Ng’ambi said.
“I have never received any support from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Art or anyone connected to this accident. The issue of pursuing compensation has been very slow.
The driver in question has not shown concern. What I know is that the driver should have been helping even to take this case to his superiors at the Ministry,” he said.
“I am appealing to the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Art through Honourable Elvis Nkandu and the Permanent Secretary Mr. Chileshe Kangwa to kindly see to it that I access compensation which will enable me to have a reliable source of income. Accessing compensation will eventually help to restore the well being of my family. I always look for a positive response from the Ministry,” he said.
Mr. Ng’ambi has officially complained to the Ministry and is now waiting for a response.
Meanwhile, in a letter to Mr. Ng’ambi dated 28th January, 2022, acting Copperbelt Youth Development Officer Kangwa Mubanga said this case has been referred to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Art.
Without specifying, Mubanga promised to contact Mr. Ng’ambi after receiving feedback from the Ministry Headquarters over the issue.
“I write to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 27th January 200 in which you are claiming compensation for the Road Traffic Accident in which you were involved on 25th April, 2021, I wish to inform you that the matter has been forwarded to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth, Sports and Arts for further guidance. My office will contact you once feedback is received regarding this matter,” Mubanga wrote to Mr. Ng’ambi.
Mr. Ng’ambi has further appealed for a wheelchair from well wishers as he awaits compensation.
“I am struggling with movements. When I am going inside or outside the house it is my daughter who usually helps me and I am not comfortable with that. Let good people assist me with a wheelchair,” Mr. Ng’ambi pleaded.
This is a clear case of neglect. The said ministry must move quickly to respond to the man and compensate him.
Two months since the letter arrived at the office of the PS, why does it take that long? Recovery of the relevant police report, and questioning the responsible officers surely can be done in a week. Sounds like the Ministry has not got much compassion for victims of their actions. Bally, do something!
The Law provides that every vehicle on the road must have a minimum of Full 3rd Party Insurance cover. That’s what takes care of such kind of eventualities. The Police must assist the gentleman with copies of documents in their possession, these are details of the driver and his license, motor vehicle ownership certificate, insurance cover note and their report. The Law provides for a claim of up to K30,100. He must direct his claim to the Attorney General or the PS must forward the documents to AG’s Chambers and they’ll be attended to. Many people don’t know how to process claims for compensation especially accident victims. The driver has nothing further to do with the case since he was punished through a fine.
The Law provides that every vehicle on the road must have a minimum of Full 3rd Party Insurance cover. That’s what takes care of such kind of eventualities. The Police must assist the gentleman with copies of documents in their possession, these are details of the driver and his license, motor vehicle ownership certificate, insurance cover note and their report. The Law provides for a claim of up to K30,100. He must direct his claim to the Attorney General or the PS must forward the documents to AG’s Chambers and they’ll be attended to. Many people don’t know how to process claims for compensation especially accident victims. The driver has nothing further to do with the case since he was punished through a fine
HE DEFINITELY DESERVES COMPENSATION !!
THEN THE POLICE AND RTSA NEED TO STOP THESE GRZ VEHICLES INSTEAD OF LETTING THE THROUGH ROAD BLOCKS
AND SPEED TRAPS..
This where those vocal NGOS must impress. The man should be paid without delay.
Is it the ministry that has to compensate? No. There is insurance. That is why vehicles have insurance. What if he was hit by a private individual’s vehicle?
Can upnd govt cover the costs. You wanted to lead so take some responsibility
Was the vehicle insured? However the ‘victim’ says he was standing on the road when he was hit…wonder what insurance will say about contributory negligence…but do get the policy on this vehicle and hope Ministry for Youth and Sport paid premiums otherwise AG will have to come up with some computation and then the driver surcharged accordingly…
That gentleman should have got first payment within a week of accident, while insurance finalize full settlement.
Sounds like PF were paid by insurance, but money didn’t go to Ngambi.
This accident happened when former minister of sport Emmanuel Mulenga illegally held a rally last year as he was lobbying for his adoption. Word went round about the illegal rally and police order the crowd to disperse. In the pandemonium that ensued Mr. Ngambi got crashed by a bus.
He need not just ask for compensation… Instead sue him as you have all the needed documents to support your evidence.
Go to court of law
IGNORE THE IMPOSTER
ITS THE POLICE AND RTSA WHO LET VEHICLES THROUGH WHICH PF DIDNT NOTHING ABOUT
WHO INVENT LUNCH MONEY NOT THE PF ??
TRAPPING IN A 20KM and 40KM ZONE IS THIS WHERE ALL THESE ACCIDEMNTS HAPPEN
WAKE UP PEOPLE
Pay the man you stingy upnd f00Is
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