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A 31% Increase In Traffic Accidents



In the last three quarters of this year, there have been 745 more road traffic accidents (RTAs) than there were during the same period last year.

This marks a 31% increase from the 24,612 records this year compared to the 23,867 records previous year.

During the commemoration of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims in Lusaka, ALLEN MATE, the Board Chairperson of the Road Transport and Safety Agency, or RTSA, verified the development.

According to Mr. MATE, the number of accidental deaths increased by 158 between January and September of this year.

According to him, the country has registered 1,680 deaths from January through September this year, up from 1,522 during the same period previous year, a 10.4% increase.

According to Mr. MATE, excessive speeding was a factor in 16% of the accidents, with Lusaka leading the way.

And FRANK TAYALI, minister of transportation and logistics, urged stakeholders to work together to prevent RTAs.

According to Mr. Tayali, Zambia records more than 30,000 RTAs per year, resulting in more than 2,000 fatalities and more than 14,000 injuries.

The Minister urged RTSA and all stakeholders to take immediate action to buck the trend.

This was stated by Mr. TAYALI in a speech that Acting Permanent Secretary STEVEN MBEWE of the Ministry of Transport and Logistics read on his behalf.

Road traffic accidents (RTAs) have increased by 745 during the past three quarters compared to the same time last year.

The 24,612 recordings this year represent a 31% increase over the 23,867 records from the prior year.

ALLEN MATE, the board chairperson of the Road Transport and Safety Agency, or RTSA, confirmed the development during the observance of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims in Lusaka.

Mr. MATE claims that from January to September of this year, there were 158 more unintentional fatalities.

He claims that there have been 1,680 recorded deaths in the nation from January through September of this year, up from 1,522 during the same time last year, a 10.4% increase.

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President Hichilema to Visit Seseli Mine




Seseli Mine in Chingola

President Hakainde Hichilema is scheduled to visit Seseli Mine in Chingola on the Copperbelt, where a number of illegal miners find themselves trapped in a flooded open-pit mine. The announcement was made by Copper Minister Elisha Matambo during a press briefing in Chingola, reflecting the government’s commitment to addressing the critical situation.

Minister Matambo expressed confidence in the measures and interventions implemented by the government, ensuring that the ongoing rescue mission will reach the trapped miners. The President’s visit underscores the gravity of the situation and the government’s hands-on approach in coordinating the rescue efforts.

Mines Minister Paul Kabuswe provided further assurance, stating that safety precautions are rigorously being followed to maximize the chances of a successful rescue operation. He emphasized that the government has engaged with families affected by the incident, with twenty-seven families having come forward to claim missing relatives.

Source: aljazeera

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News that well-known Mzansi reality TV star and influencer, Faith Nketsi whose full name is Mapholoso Faith Nketsi was finally divorcing her short-term husband Nzuzo Njilo was met with relief from fans of the reality star and businesswoman.

Faith Nketsi

The reason behind the celebration of the divorce was because Faith’s brand took some knocks when her husband’s corrupt business ways were aired on the covers of Mzansi’s biggest. Read more

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PF MPs Urged to Embrace New Leadership Dynamics in National Assembly




Robert Chabinga

The leader of the opposition in Parliament, Robert Chabinga, has commended President Hakainde Hichilema for demonstrating a spirit of unity and magnanimity towards his predecessor, former President Edgar Lungu. In the midst of heightened provocations, Mr. Chabinga emphasized that President Hichilema and the United Party for National Development (UPND) are not responsible for the challenges within the former ruling Patriotic Front (PF).

Speaking from his position as the Member of Parliament for Mafinga, Mr. Chabinga advised PF Members of Parliament to acknowledge the changed leadership in the National Assembly. He urged them to embrace discipline and decorum in the legislative body, emphasizing the importance of non-political conduct and effective representation aligned with the wishes of the electorate.

“President Hichilema has demonstrated love towards his predecessor, former President Lungu, even in the face of heightened provocation. The challenges within the PF should not be laid at the doorstep of President Hichilema and the UPND. It is essential for PF MPs to accept the new reality and move forward,” stated Mr. Chabinga in a statement issued to ZNBC News in Lusaka.

He underscored the importance of maintaining discipline in the National Assembly, urging MPs to prioritize the interests of the people who elected them. Mr. Chabinga emphasized the need for constructive checks and balances from opposition MPs, fostering an environment of cooperation and effective governance.

“Opposition MPs have a crucial role in providing constructive checks and balances in the House. It is imperative for all MPs to refrain from antagonizing one another and focus on contributing positively to the legislative process,” added Mr. Chabinga.

Source: Lusakatimes

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