MINISTER of Information and Media Chushi Kasanda says Government is grieved at the death of four people among them three school going children after they were hit by a motor vehicle in Lusaka’s Ibex Hill area yesterday.
Ms Kasanda who is also Chief Government spokesperson said Government is further disheartened that the country has in the recent past experienced fatal road accidents in which a number of lives have been lost.
In a media statement, Ms Kasanda said such accidents and resultant loss of life can be avoided if drivers exercised maximum care and caution on the road.
She appealed to motorists and pedestrians, to observe traffic regulations for their safety and that of the public.
“Further, Government also calls on RATSA, the police and other road traffic authorities to ensure that road signage, speed limits and regulations are enforced,” she said.
And Ms Kasanda has condemed the lawless acts by some residents of Mumbwa that resulted in the death of two people they suspected to be involved in ritual murders.
“I ought to stress that all suspected wrong doing is supposed to be reported to law enforcement agencies and no one should take the law in their hands,” she said.
Ms Kasanda said the incident in Mumbwa were residents overlooked the law and engaged in violent acts that resulted in the death of the duo is inhuman and unacceptable for which culprits will not go unpunished.
“Government offers deep-felt condolences to the bereaved families in the two tragedies,” she said.
(Mwebantu, Thursday, 14th September, 2023)