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Road blocks coming back – minister

There is need to revise road patrols and bring back road blocks to reduce on the number of road traffic accidents, Transport and Logistics Minister Frank Tayali has said.

Mr. Tayali noted that the increase in traffic accidents in the country was due to lack of intense traffic patrols.

He said he would  immediately engage his Home Affairs and Internal Security counterpart Jack Mwiimbu on the need to bring back the road blocks.

Mr. Tayali’s remarks come in the wake of an accident on the University of Zambia – Great East Road junction that claimed 11 lives.

Speaking  after visiting the accident scene and survivors at Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital, Mr. Tayali described the accident as tragic and called for an end to recklessness on the road.

And Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) Board Chairperson Allen Maate said the Agency would reinforce its collaboration with the Traffic Department of the Zambia Police to increase road patrols. ñ ZNBC

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