By Scoop Reporter
INSPECTOR General of police, Kakoma Kanganja, has directed traffic police officers to impound all public transport motor vehicles carrying passengers without masks.
Mr. Kanganja has warned that any such vehicle with passengers without masks must impounded, only to be released once all the occupants mask up.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo says Mr. Kanganja has directed traffic police officers to resume foot and motorised patrols and ensure that there is sanity on the road.
Ms. Katongo says Mr. Kanganja has directed all traffic police officers to observe all measures that have been spelt out by authorities as a response to COVID 19.
“He has directed them 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,” Ms. Katongo said.
The officers will however, for the time being, not enforce the provisions of the law relating to Road Tax and Road Service Licences (identity certificate).
Mr. Kanganja has appealed to all road users to cooperate with the law enforcement officers.