Solwezi Mayor attends RTSA meeting addressing motorcycle riders
Solwezi Mayor His Worship Remmy Kalepa was today in attendance at a meeting organized by the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) that was aimed at addressing Motorcycle Riders in the district on the need for them to have their motorcycles registered and obtain licenses.
Also in attendance was Solwezi Central Member of Parliament Hon. Stafford Mulusa, Kazhiba ward Councillor Collins Chiwaya, the District Commissioner Mr Tiki Mulofwa, a representative from Zambia Police (ZP), RTSA and Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA).
At the same meeting which was held at Kamilenda Evangelical Church in Zambia (ECZ) in Muzabula area, the Mayor assured the gathering that he understood they were in the business of transporting people to earn a living for their families but implored them to work in accordance with provisions of the law as their safety, and that of passengers is cardinal.
Meanwhile, Solwezi district RTSA Road Traffic Inspector Mr Chirstopher Mwaba expressed concern at the mushrooming of motorcycles operating as taxis in local routes which he said unfortunately are not registered with, and licensed by the Agency.
Mr Mwaba pointed out that the core objective of the Agency is to save lives on the road hence advised the motorcycle riders to obtain licenses as proof for them to operate on the road in order to avoid the risk of recording accidents and deaths.
He further informed them that it was a requirement for a motorcycle rider to wear safety clothing such as Helmet for both the driver and the passenger.
The meeting addressed registration of motorcycles, procedure for obtaining licenses and penalties for operating motorcycles with a license, among others.