INSPECTOR General of Police Lemmy Kajoba has directed all traffic officers to comply with the directive which was issued by Minister of Home Affairs Jack Mwiimbu on the suspension of snap road traffic checkpoints across the country.
And Kajoba has warned members of the public who are in the habit of abusing the blue flash light to stop the tendency.
According to a statement issued by Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga, Thursday, Kajoba guided that speed trap enforcement would continue to be mounted by traffic officers to control speeding motorists.
“The Inspector General of Police, Mr Lemmy Kajoba has noted with concern the slowly emerging non-compliance of traffic officers to the earlier directive by government and the Minister of Home Affairs and Internal security, Honorable Jack Mwiimbu on the suspension of Snap Road Traffic checkpoints across the country. The Inspector General of Police has directed that all traffic officers across the country are reminded to fully comply with the directive earlier issued. He has however guided that speed trap enforcement will continue to be mounted by traffic officers to control speeding motorists,” the statement read.
“Members of the public should also know that at times police traffic officers will be noticed on the roads when performing such duties as when controlling traffic during peak hours and regulating traffic when the Presidential and other dignitaries’ motorcades are passing through a designated route. When officers are conducting such duties, this should not be mistaken as officers not adhering to the directive earlier issued by government through the Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security.”
Kajoba also expressed concern over the abuse of the blue flash light which was a preserve of the law enforcement agency motor vehicles by members of the public.
“The Inspector general of Police has also noted with concern the abuse of the blue flash light which is a preserve of the law enforcement agency motor vehicles by members of the public who are not authorised to use the blue flash light. Those that are in the habit of abusing the blue flash light are being warned to stop this tendency hence with,” read the statement.