UPND Councilor for Katoba Ward in Lusaka’s Chongwe constituency Charles Moyo has called on motorists to drive at the prescribed speed when driving along the newly constructed Leopards Hill Road following the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a car last Sunday night.
In a statement, Mr Moyo disclosed that the unidentified body, which he said was badly mutilated, was still lying along Leopards Hill road as the authorities had not yet picked it up.
He noted that there had been several other accidents on the road since it was launched by the late President Michael Sata and former area Member of Parliament Sylvia Masebo.
Mr Moyo said that some of the villagers who live along the road normally went drinking in the night and have fallen victim to fast drivers.
He emphasised the need for Government to consider putting up street lights along Leopards Hill road so that both motorists and pedestrians could be able to see clearly in the night when using the road.
Mr Moyo implored the Road Development Agency (RDA) to put safety humps along the Leopards Hill road as this would save lives.
“The number of accidents on Leopards Hill road has increased. Another person was smashed by a speeding car on Sunday night and the body was found badly mutilated on Monday morning. We call on motorists to drive at the prescribed speed when driving along the newly constructed Leopards Hill road. RDA should put street lights and safety humps along the road as this would save lives,” he advised.
Mr Moyo revealed that two months ago a bus carrying UPND supporters from Madido Ward in Chongwe overturned along the same road.
He explained that the bus and its occupants were going to a UPND rally at Katoba grounds and overturned at the very spot, killing one and seriously injuring the several other passengers.
“This spot is slowly becoming a black spot. The RDA must, therefore, quickly come in and put up good road signs and humps to slow down motorists. I further urge the Government to look into the need to erect a police post in the area. The crime rate has increased after the opening up of the area through the construction of the new road,” he said.