KITWE Mayor Chileshe Bweupe has charged that the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) office in Kitwe is inefficient.
Mr. Bweupe has attributed the high number of accidents recorded in the district last year to the inefficiency of the RTSA district office.
ZANIS reports that the Kitwe mayor said in Kitwe yesterday after launching the Kitwe district tree planting exercise.
He said RTSA officers were not frequently monitoring traffic to prevent accidents.
Mr Bweupe said Kitwe district recorded 2098 accidents in 2012 which he said could have been prevented if the RTSA office in the district was efficient. He said 100 of those accidents were fatalities.
The mayor further accused RTSA head office of getting officers from Kitwe to go and mount road blocks in Lusaka leaving the Kitwe district unattended to.
He however said he has written a letter to RTSA head office to complain over the engagement of the district officers to work from Lusaka.
Meanwhile Mr Bweupe has assured residents of Kitwe and Motorists that the council will engage the Road Development Agency to patch up the pot holes on the Kitwe –Ndola Dual Carriage Way and the Kitwe –Chingola high way.
He said the pot holes that have developed on the two roads were dangerous as they could cause preventable accidents.
The country has of late recorded an increase in the number of road traffic accidents.