Government has directed the Zambia police service to ensure that all traffic officers deal with motorists who do wrong in the open to reduce issues of bribes.
Speaking at the official launch of the ‘NO BRIBES BUT FINES campaign’ in Lusaka, acting Minister of Home Affairs Ambrose Lufuma directed the police to also ensure that traffic offences and the corresponding fines are displayed at strategic and noticeable points at police stations and traffic checkpoints.
Mr. Lufuma said the launch of ‘No bribes but fines campaign’ aimed at raising awareness on the dangers of traffic corruption, particularly on the importance of avoiding paying or receiving bribes on roads marks the beginning of an era where corruption shall no longer be condoned by police traffic officers and road users alike.
He therefore warned motorists that corrupt behavior shall no longer be condoned hence all motorists should strictly comply with traffic regulations.
“The launch of ‘No bribes but fines campaign’ is aimed at raising awareness on the dangers of traffic corruption, particularly on the importance of avoiding paying or receiving bribes on roads,” he said.
And speaking at the same event Anti-Corruption Commission ACC Director General GILBERT A. PHIRI said the campaign encourages Zambians to refuse to pay any bribes and report anyone who implores a bribe to the Anti-Corruption Commission.