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Let the President Fly Out of State House to Decongest Lusaka Roads.

General News Let the President Fly Out of State House to Decongest Lusaka Roads.

THE Zambian Roads & Highway Safety Group (ZRHSG) is urging President Hakainde Hichilema to consider flying out of State House or City Airport to help decongest traffic on the Great East Road.

The Road Safety Group has noted that each time the President is flying out, serious traffic congestions are added to the already congested stretches of the Great East Road between Manda Hill and Airport Turn Off by the presidential motorcade and the scores of vehicles belonging to ministers, defence chiefs and civil servants seeing off the President.

The Road Safety Group therefore advises the President to consider flying out of State House using a helicopter to the airport or alternatively flying out of Lusaka using the ZAF City Airport.

The Road Safety Group believes that if the President avoids using the Great East Road and KK International Airport for his trips, traffic pressure already being experienced on the Great East Road between Manda Hill and Airport Turn Off will not be made worse.

The Road Safety Group also urges the Road Development Agency (RDA) to consider expanding this stretch of the Great East Road to 6 lanes and the Airport Road to 4 lanes so that those that are traveling to and from the KK Airport manage to do so without any further delays.

39 COMMENTS

  1. Well spoken and thank you for the courage. This president does not think about others.

    I hope the mgt of road safety group will not be fired by telling Hakainde the truth.

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  2. This is a good suggestion which won’t be taken unfortunately. Sata had been crying about this when he was in opposition and I believe he flew just once and was back being driven to and from the airport.
    I believe it has something to do with security, helicopters can’t be protected. But perhaps the ZAF city airport may be used for the President to leave the country?

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  3. Another useless story, so what’s wrong with the President using the road, people want to see him and he is not the first president to use the road. Just tell rda to mend potholes along kasama road near tyre king and many more in the city of Lusaka

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  4. Let the President heed the advice from the Safety group.The president should vacate his house and occupy state house. The president to decongest New Kasama road. Why is that is the only president living in his house instead of state house. This is for true a new dawn

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  5. Hmmmm…. BUT it’s NOT safer to be ALWAYS using a Chopper. President has to use road which is more safe than air. ONLY PLACES WHERE HE CAN’T USE ROAD LET HIM USE FLIGHT.

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  6. You are a useless analyst my friend…..

    Hmmmm…. BUT it’s NOT safer to be ALWAYS using a Chopper. President has to use road which is more safe than air. ONLY PLACES WHERE HE CAN’T USE ROAD LET HIM USE FLIGHT.

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  7. NOT a wise advise. Do you know how un safer it is to be ALWAYS USING A FLIGHT THAN ROAD??Hmmmm…. BUT it’s NOT safer to be ALWAYS using a Chopper. President has to use road which is more safe than air. ONLY PLACES WHERE HE CAN’T USE ROAD LET HIM USE FLIGHT.

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  8. The City Airport sounds ideal except it can’t accommodate the horde of cadres that make the parte of the sending off and welcoming team, besides it being a restricted military installation. You can imagine what those that lie in the route between Plot 1 and Community House go through from Monday to Friday. The lining up of policemen & women on the route is the most awkward way of providing security to anybody because even a child will know the route. Let him make use of the chopper at State House

  9. Poor analyst… travel by Air is more riskier for the president than by road on SHORT distances.

    Hmmmm…. BUT it’s NOT safer to be ALWAYS using a Chopper. President has to use road which is more safe than air. ONLY PLACES WHERE HE CAN’T USE ROAD LET HIM USE FLIGHT.

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  10. As usual the UPND die-hards are always unrealistic this is a good advice and why is it that the same people told us they would be things better are not living by their own words. It is high time we started weighing advice and not just dismiss or insult well-meaning people when they criticize but as usual this is Africa what do you expect from us we’re always myopic and narrow minded when it comes to accommodating divergent views. May God deliver us from such unproductive and uninspiring comments and insults which will take us nowhere.

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  11. Helicopters are the most UNSAFE vehicles around, and considering the age of the choppers in Zambia that must be more so in this country. Edgar China Lungu NEVER flew in a helicopter, now you know why.

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  12. Being petty ba 1,8 as usual, how can a convey of less than 30 vehciles cause traffic congestion. You are going to die of heart problems 10 years is a long time. Mukose!

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  13. The Zambian Roads & Highway Safety Group (ZRHSG) with the number of road accidents on our highways you would think such an organistion would have other pressing matters to write about but no…most of these organisations are just one man briefcase associations looking for a hand out.

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  14. Put in protocols for that. It is doable. The US president’s office has that arrangement as a matter of course.

  15. Fwe baku chalala we are also suffering with these morning and evening congestions when the President is moving between community house and plot 1. Please help us.

  16. @Freeman, great comment. Let him move to state house already. I do not think he is being told how many supporters he is losing every time he moves between State House and so called Community House.

  17. And why not maintain a simple small motor cade….just a few security detail like he used to promise during campaigns but it turns out he is just a Politician infact he has doubled his motorcade and entourage size…..with all those heavy gas gazling SUV….just one trip from State House to the Airport is enough money to buy medication for 5 hospitals….anyway HH is just a demagogue President big pompweeee

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  18. Talking and issuing statements…Zambias number 1 job.
    Adds no value and you dont pay PAYE.
    Get real jobs and contribute to the nation.

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  19. @22 Mathew
    And that’s the reason I hate all Politicians…….they care less about the masses…..and you can imagine whoever is part of entourage gets paid big time..

  20. Funny I live in another African cuntry with ten times the traffic of Lusaka but I dont see police making roadblocks for the president here in Pretoria

  21. So if he’s in the sky are you going to organize helicopters for the praise singers to line up for him

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  22. Good common sense advice. Inconveniencing citizens once in a while, maybe. But inconveniencing citizens as a matter of routine on daily basis should simply be not on in a modernizing Zambia. It is tone deaf and It feels too much like an Animal Farm type environment.

  23. The issue here is to reduce the size of motorcade and those moroon Police officers clinging to the doors risking their own…why so many cars for Gods sake…trying to imitate USA…..America has the money(Tax payers money of course) but in Zambia tax payers money ends up in a few individuals pockets……HH gets excited with a massive motorcade and Police sirens…African Politicians lack common sense..HH used to sound very intelligent while in opposition but now traveling with 200 cars and inconviniencing businesses is very normal for Pompweeee chimbiwiii no plan demagogue Makakaaaa President HH

  24. @Zimapindulana Iam often on the road in Tshwane. I have never met a Presidential motorcade with accompanying escort sirens and the stuff. Could it be that the South African President doesnt work? And our president is the hardest worker in SADC?

  25. @1 – I agree with the sentiment in your last paragraph – because, any suggestions – however well intended, are not always taken at face value, but misconstrued as criticism. So, yes – you’ve got to be concerned.

    #plant a tree please.

  26. #33 South Africa may be in Africa but it belongs to the developed world. I was in one state and Obama was in town and we didn’t know about it until we switched to the local news channel.

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