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RTSA concerned with the road safety profile of Likili Motorways

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THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) is concerned with the road safety profile of Likili Motorways Limited following a number of road traffic accidents the passenger service operator has recorded in the recent past.

RTSA Director and CEO Gladwell Banda made the observation in a letter written to the operator recently following an exculpatory letter written by Likili Motorways contending the Agency’s intention to revoke its road service Licence.

The RTSA recently engaged Likili Motorways to show cause why it’s Road Service Licence (RSL) should not be revoked following a road traffic accident that happened along the Great North Road in Kabwe on December 26 last year in which five people died on the spot and several others sustained serious injuries.

Mr Banda said that despite the operator submitting that it has a fleet management policy in place and is also implementing a GPS system, the Agency is still concerned with the effectiveness of the monitoring mechanism as the RTSA has noticed that the operator’s drivers are still able to drive at excessive speed.

“Given the aforementioned the Agency will, in due course, send a team of officers to assess the effectiveness of the operator’s fleet safety measures after which the Agency will, if necessary, make further recommendations for improvements in order to enhance the safety of the operator,” Mr Banda said.

This is according to a statement issued by RTSA acting head of public relations, Mukela Mangolwa.

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58 people escape death after bus catches fire, RTSA says

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FIFTY-EIGHTY  people have  escaped death after a bus they were in caught fire near Moyo farms in Kabwe along the Great North Road.
Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) head of public relations Frederick Mubanga said according to preliminary investigations conducted, the accident that happened at 07:29 hours involving a Zhong Tong Bus registration number BCC9815ZM belonging to Talwaka Lumo Transport Limited  driven by, Mukuka Chali, happened after a tyre burst and in the process caught fire.
“There were 58 passengers on board and all of them escaped unhurt and their lugguage secured,” he said.

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MultiChoice Zambia set to air highlights from BBNaija season 5 from Monday, 1 March

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MultiChoice Zambia is set to air highlights from BBNaija season 5 from Monday, 1 March till Friday, 26 March 2021 on Africa Magic Urban (DStv channel 153) and Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 & GOtv channel 2) at 23:00 CAT.

BBNaija lovers will have another opportunity to relive some of the best moments of the BBNaija Lockdown edition, six months after the epic grand finale which saw Olamilekan “Laycon” Agbeleshe emerge winner. The highlights episodes will also get fans primed and excited for the upcoming Reunion show of the season.

BBNaija continues to be a TV phenomenon in Nigeria and across Africa. The Lockdown edition set the record for the number of votes cast with 900 million votes recorded during the show and over 60 billion impressions on digital. The edition also broke the Showmax live-streaming record, becoming the most-watched live entertainment content ever on the streaming service.

Fans of the reality TV show will enjoy up to 40 episodes, containing their favourite and most memorable moments from the Lockdown edition. BBNaija Lockdown Highlights will air on Africa Magic Urban (DStv channel 153) and Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 & GOtv channel 2) from 23:00 CAT till 00:00 CAT daily, available to customers on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family, Access and GOtv Max and Plus.

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Unknown criminals in Lusaka steal 48 goats, police say

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UNKNOWN criminals in Lusaka West have stolen 48 goats valued at over K23,000 from a kraal.

The criminals are also alleged to have slaughtered three other goats and left the carcass on the scene within the kraal.

Police spokesperson Esther Katongo has since appealed to members of the public who could have information that may lead to the apprehension of the suspects to report to any nearest police.

“Police are investigating a matter of stock theft in which unknown criminals stole 48 goats valued at over K23, 000, property of female adult Allen Mwamba aged 36 of Lusaka West,” she said.

Meanwhile, Police in Kaputa of Northern Province are investigating a matter in which unknown people swindled a woman identified as Scholar Kasikuti aged 23 out of K1, 895 through mobile money.

She said the victim was deceived by unknown person pretending to be an employees of MTN that she was a lucky winner of a sum of K2,000 in an MTN competition and asked her to give them her personal details.

“Members of the public are therefore advised to be security conscious and avoid giving personal or bank details to unknown people running unverified promotions,” Mrs Katongo said.

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