Government has appointed and inaugurated a board of directors of the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) and urged them to put Zambia first as they execute their roles.

Speaking when he presided over the inauguration ceremony, Transport and Communications Minister Mutotwe Kafwaya announced that the 13-member board would be chaired by Dr Cornelius Chipoma.

“The 13-member board, chaired by Dr Cornelius Chipoma, has Mr Patrick Malindi; Dr Henry Nkhoma; Mr Martin Libinga; Ms Womba Kasambu; Ms Mumeka Walumweya; Mr Daniel Kampilimba; Mr; Mwenya Bwalya; Ms Lombe kamukoshi; Eng. Misheck Lungu; Eng. Wallace Mumba; Eng. Elias Mwape and Director of the RTSA as members,” the statement read.

Kafwaya directed the newly-appointed RTSA board to quickly find solutions to enhance service delivery.

“The Agency is one of the key government’s strategic institution whose services are critical to the public. The Minister had since directed the RTSA Board to quickly find solutions to enhancing service delivery. Consequently, the Minister encouraged the members to be vigilant, work hard and serve the public in an efficient and effective manner, and urged the board and management to uphold the highest integrity and execute their roles well, adding that ‘country must come first’,” read the statement.

Kafwaya urged RTSA to harness the implementation of the Transport Policy and the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) in order provide a sustainable road transport system and reduce road traffic accidents in the country.

And the RTSA Board Chair, Dr Chipoma appreciated the Minister for putting trust in them, pledging that the board will do their best to boost RTSA’s operations and contribute to the country’s social and economic development.