THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has secured 382 convictions in the Lusaka Fast Track Court on Traffic offences committed in the month of March 2018.
In a statement today, RTSA Public Relations Manager Mukela Mangolwa said the highest convictions were for dangerous driving which accounted for 132 convictions, Expired Road Tax with 113 convictions, Use of Handheld Mobile Phone while Driving with 18 convictions and unlicensed drivers with 20 convictions.
Mangolwa said other offences that resulted in convictions were un-insured motor vehicle, un-secured children, expired Identity, and Test Certificate, driving a motor vehicle in a dangerous condition and careless driving among others.
Mangolwa said some motorists were found with multiple counts (offences) in certain instances.
“Statistics have shown that dangerous driving and driving under the influence of alcohol continues to be major contributing factors to road traffic accidents in the country,” Mangolwa said.
He has assured the public that the agency will sustain its traffic law enforcement programmes countrywide in order to ensure total compliance among motorist and provide safety to all road users.
He has also implored members of the public to be proactive and make use of the RTSA Call Centre by reporting bad, careless and dangerous drivers on the toll free line – 983 and the WhatsApp line 0965 429499.
Liquid Telecom Zambia to sponsor the ICT award category at this year’s PUSH Women Awards
THE PUSH Women Network is pleased to announce that Liquid Telecom Zambia is a sponsor of the ICT award category at this year’s PUSH Women Awards. This is the second consecutive year that Liquid has supported The PUSH Women Network’s platform created to celebrate women who are defying the odds. Their continued support is testament of the company’s determination to rally behind the call for gender equity and equality as well as their resolve to support leading women who are achieving excellence in their respective fields.
Speaking when he met PUSH Executive Director Colonel Mwizukanji Namwawa and the Network Board Secretary Mutumu Nzala Mwape, Liquid Chief Executive Officer, Mark Townsend Said “Liquid Telecom is committed to elevating and highlighting women and more specifically the various roles they hold in the ICT sector. We are therefore proud to sponsor the ICT award at this year’s PUSH Women Awards because women in this field serve as role models for young girls who are considering a future in ICT and prove that women are capable of anything. Some of these women form key parts of Liquid Telecom Zambia’s operations, from Supply Chain Management to Enterprise and Legal to Customer Care. It is therefore a pleasure to be part of this progressive initiative.”
The PUSH Women Awards are the gold standard of award ceremonies in the country and showcase a premium class, signature styled event akin to no other. The PUSH Women Network is therefore pleased to have the support of corporate partners like Liquid Telecom Zambia in staging this occasion .