Chilanga protests road accidents

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16th July 2013 - Chibombo accident 20130717 -

Hundreds of angry Chilanga residents yesterday morning blocked the Kafue road and lit tyres in protest against the continued killing of pedestrians by speeding motorists.

And the residents have vowed to continue with protests if relevant authorities fail to put up speed humps especially at Chilanga Primary school, that has became a death spot.

The protestors brought traffic to a standstill until police intervention brought calm the situation.

ZNBC’s Robert Mwanza reports that about ten people including school children have lost their lives at the same spot at the hands of speeding motorists since January 2015.

And the latest death was last night when a charcoal seller was bashed while two days ago another child was killed by a speeding motorist.

And Chilanga District Commissioner, Edith Muwana has sympathized with the residents but said this is the matter her office and Road Development Agency are currently addressing.

Mrs. Muwana has since appealed to residents to remain calm and give her office time as the matter is being addressed.

She explained the matter has taken time because of procurement processes especially that humps were not part of the initial road contract since the road   is a highway.