Government has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with stakeholders and eight ministries on the reduction of road fatalities and injuries as per United Nations Decade of action on road safety requirement. Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) Director Zindaba Soko said reducing fatalities by 50 percent 2011-2020 is a mammoth task and requires multi-sectoral approach.
PIONEER Association in Zambia has called on the Road Development Agency (RDA) to consider re-designing the road junction on Market Street and the Great East Road located opposite the Chelstone Catholic Church. Pioneer Association in Zambia national director Charles Searson said RDA should quickly re-design the road junction so as to reduce the current traffic congestion as well as road accidents.
ZAMBIA Road Safety Trust (ZRST) has urged the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) and the Zambia Police Service to strengthen seat belt legislation in the country against motor vehicle occupants. ZRST chairperson Daniel Mwamba told the Lusaka Star in an interview that a research conducted by ZRST revealed that 49 percent of drivers and passengers in front seats did not wear seat-belts while on the road.
There was a time when the number of cars in Lusaka city was equal to the population of Malawi country wide. The present condition however, is pathetic for Zambian motorists as the country seems to have more cars vis-à-vis roads, causing never ending traffic jams and congestion. To help matters, the Zambian government launched the Pave Zambia 2000 Campaign, a project aimed at constructing more roads in the country.
Fastjet Airlines has officially commenced operations on their second international route from Dar-es-salaam which landed at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport on 1st February 2014 at about 11:47hrs Central African Time (CAT). Fastjet Marketing Director Jai Gilbert said it is a good to have launched services on this route, in support of the strong trade connection between Tanzania andZambia will ultimately strengthen their relations.