THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has impounded 37 unregistered vehicles in Lusaka.
And RTSA principal publicity officer Mercy Mwila has condemned the action of Zambians buying vehicles without having them registered.
Mrs Mwila said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that it is important that people buying cars adhere to the laws of the land.
She said traffic police officers are not doing anything wrong by enforcing the law.
“Since there is an increase in the number of cars that are not registered, the Road Transport and Safety Agency and the police should remain vigilant to ensure sanity on the roads,” Mrs Mwila said.
She said RTSA mounts roadblocks on roads leading to Lilanda, Chunga, Chipata, Mandevu and Chilenje townships. Other routes are along Great-East road, Chilimbulu road and Independence avenue.
Mrs Mwila said the exercise will continue as the number of unregistered vehicles is big. She however said the owners of the vehicles will not be charged but will be given a deadline to register their vehicles within two weeks.
And traffic congestion at Nakonde border in Muchinga Province has drastically affected the collection of revenue by the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA).
ZRA assistant commissioner for Nakonde Kwegyer Msimuko disclosed this when Muchinga Province minister Malozo Sichone paid a courtesy call on him at his office.
This is according to the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation main news monitored in Lusaka.
Mr Msimuko said the station is currently collecting K70 billion per month but it could have collected much more revenue had it not been for traffic congestion.
And Mr Sichone said Government fully appreciates the efforts by ZRA at Nakonde to collect revenue on behalf of the state.
Zambia Daily Mail