Traffic police to ensure motorists wear face masks

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INSPECTOR General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has directed traffic police officers to resume foot and motorised patrols and ensure what he terms “sanity on the road” and to ensure that motorists wearing face masks.

But officers will not enforce the provisions of the law relating to Road Tax and Road Service Licences (identity certificate), according to a statement issued by police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo.

Katongo stated that the Inspector General has also directed all traffic Police officers to observe all measures that have been spelt out by authorities as a response to COVID 19.

Kanganja further directed officers to enforce the regulation of mandatory wearing of masks on public transport motor vehicles in line with Statutory Instrument number 21 and 22 of 2020.

“Any public transport motor vehicle where a passenger or passengers will be found without wearing a mask shall be impounded by law enforcement officers and will only be released once unmasked occupants mask up,” Katongo stated.

Kanganja has since appealed to all road users to cooperate with the law enforcement officers.

© Kalemba April 30, 2020

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