Choma MP writes Minister, Police over traffic officers harassment of Motorists

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Choma Central Member Of Parliament Cornilous Mweetwa has written to the Provincial Police Commissioner in Southern Province on the alleged harassment of motorists in Choma district by traffic Officers.

In a letter dated 23rd January 2017 addressed to the Provincial Police Command and also copied to the Provincial Minister and RTSA Regional Manager Mweetwa states that motorists in the district have accused the traffic Officers of continued harassment.

Mweetwa has appealed to the Provincial Police Command to convene a meeting with his Office and other stakeholders that would be able to find a lasting solution to the  escalating complaints by motorists especially taxi drivers and light truck drivers usually referred to a canter drivers in the district.

The Choma MP has also noted that the meeting will also be able to find an amicable solution and reduce the rising tension between the Police and the public it services.

Mweetwa however reminded the Police Command that the PF Government has banned  roadblocks in the country but wondered  as why Officers in Choma districts have not adhered to that Government directive.

He stressed that it was disturbing to members Of the public especially motorists to continue being subjected to increase Police action on the roads.

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6 Responses to Choma MP writes Minister, Police over traffic officers harassment of Motorists

  1. Traffic police officers are still mountaining road blocks at chachacha road from 06 up to 11hours please minister kapyongo tell the IG to stop this officer from mountaining the road brocks in chachacha road please twapapata Ba minister we love you but your police officer there making us to stop loving u sir.May God bless Zambia for the all years to come.

    Chikubabe
    January 28, 2017 at 3:47 am
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  2. Ba traffic police insala yabanyokola. So the only alternative to beat hunger is to be mounting illegal road blocks.

    Emma
    January 28, 2017 at 6:33 am
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  3. Even in Mazabuka traffic officers are always mounting road blocks in townships near Mazabuka Girls gate.People have complained but it seems the complaints are given deaf ears.Please ba Police the love of money is too much.Dont turn motorists into ATMs.

    George Mundia
    January 28, 2017 at 7:40 am
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  4. Policing must be overhauled in this country. There are too many outdated practices that must be revisited. Computerize your systems so that you can also intelligently examine laws. For example, how many traffic accidents have resulted from a missing reflector sticker? What is the violation rate of license renewals? How are accidents affected by defective tyres (and what is the definition of a defective tyre)? Some of these realities should help us intelligently apply the law on our roads instead of this harassment going on.

    Kalok
    January 28, 2017 at 8:19 am
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  5. Woodlands Police still maintain a roadblock at the confluence of Burma Road into Musi o Tunya Road in Woodlands. I am sure Kampyongo himself must have used that road one day or the other and must have seen them!

    sinono
    January 28, 2017 at 11:14 am
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  6. Do not defend such people who steal from da poor community, let that failed mp return that land to the council.

    Eliot
    January 29, 2017 at 8:27 pm
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