—The Zambia Police Service in Choma says it has stepped up security measures to ensure the safety of taxi drivers whilst on duty.
District police chief, Moffat Zimba, says taxi drivers are now required to notify either police or the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RATSA) when going for business outside their normal area of operation.
Mr Zimba says taxi drivers should assist police by being security conscious and taking precautionary measures against criminal attacks.
He was speaking in Choma when District Commissioner, Golden Nyambe, addressed local taxi drivers.
Mr Zimba advised taxi drivers to ensure that they do not travel alone when booked for business outside town by strangers.
And District Commissioner, Golden Nyambe, advised taxi drivers to follow regulations put in place by police and the RATSA to ensure their safety.
Mr Nyambe said government is working on improving the welfare of taxi drivers and that security has become an important aspect in the taxi business.