The Road Development Agency (RDA) recently held a sensitization talk with pupils at Lusaka Girls Secondary School over the dangers of vandalism of road furniture as well as encroachments on road reserves.
RDA acting Senior Manager Corporate Affairs Anthony Mulowa said the Board and Management of the Agency were deeply concerned with the high levels of vandalism on road installations such as signage and culverts.
Mr. Mulowa said the Agency had embarked on a countrywide sensitization drive to caution people on the ills of vandalizing road furniture as well as encroachments on road reserves.
“We have been engaging traditional leaders, civic leaders and the general citizenry to be wary of the increased levels of vandalism of road signage and other features on the roads. We have also extended this campaign to schools so as to inculcate a sense of responsibility in the young ones at a tender age, hence our visit to Lusaka Girls Secondary School,” he said.
Mr. Mulowa said acts of vandalism of road furniture was criminal and culprits were liable to imprisonment.
He said last year a man of Ngwerere township in Lusaka was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment with hard labour after he was caught in the act vandalizing road signage along the recently constructed Ngwerere-Kasisi road.