Speed cameras coming back

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SIMON MUNTEMBA writes

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Media reports suggesting that the concession agreement for the implementation of the Road Safety Management was terminated are false, says Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) chief executive officer Zindaba Soko.

Mr Soko also said the agreement was still in force and that speed cameras have not been removed from the roads as the agency was evaluating operations so far as they plan for the deployment of the cameras and cover other areas which initially had none.

Mr Soko’s remarks comes in the work of reports circulating on social media stating that the concession agreement was terminated.

“Contrary to reports circulating on social media stating that the concession agreement for the implementation of the Road Safety Management was terminated, RTSA wish to put the record straight that the agreement is still in force,” Mr Soko said.

Mr Soko assured the public that the agency would continue embracing the use of ICTs to provide for sustainable road transport and safety systems in the country.

The Road Safety Management System, he said, emanated from a public private partnership (PPP) which was set up between Intelligence Mobility Solutions (IMS) and the Zambian Government, represented by the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) under the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

In 2017, the Government of the Republic of Zambia through the RTSA signed a Public Private Partnership Concession Agreement with Intelligent Mobility Solutions (IMS) for the implementation of the Road Safety Management System. Subsequently, in February 2018, IMS and RTSA unveiled the Road Safety Management System with the goal of saving lives on roads.

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