(From Far left) RDA CEO Eng. George Manyele, RTSA Board Chairman Dr. Cornelius Chipoma, Ministry of Transport and Communication Permanent Secretary Eng. Misheck Lungu and UNDP Resident Representative Lionel Laurens during the official launch of the UN Global Safety week at Government Complex in Lusaka.
Road Development Agency (RDA) Director and Chief Executive Officer Eng. George Manyele says the Agency incorporates road safety features from the design stage in road construction and rehabilitation. 

 

Eng. Manyele says this goes to show how committed RDA prioritizes issues of road safety on Public roads. 

“We are now working at the design stage of our roads to incorporate measures where speed is calmed particularly in the urbanized section of the road right from the design stage and by the time when we get to construction and operation, the road safety profile of the road is already enhanced,” he said. 

Eng. Manyele said this in an interview during the commemoration of the United Nations (UN) Global Road Safety Week whose them is “Managing Speed”.

 He said there had been calls to provide better facilities for non-motorized traffic and these features were now being incorporated, a move he said was aimed at embracing and accommodating non-motorized traffic. 

Meanwhile, Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA), RDA, Zambia Police and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) lined up several activities including, installation of road signs and road side sensitization against vandalism of road furniture.

 

RDA Senior Manager Corporate Affairs Anthony Mulowa speaking during the sensitization campaign to address rampant vandalism of road furniture as well as road reserve encroachments on public roads in Chirundu District, Southern Province.
A combined team from RDA and RTSA installing traffic signs along Lumumba road in Lusaka as part of the commemoration activity.
RDA Engineer Safety Eng. Kondwelani Nkhosi sharing knowledge with a Chirundu resident.
The information desk set up at the Chirundu mall.
RDA Senior Manager Corporate Affairs Anthony Mulowa (left) listens to questions from a Chirundu resident during the awareness campaign on the dangers of road furniture vandalism, encroachment of road reserves and overloading on public roads.