It is a painful period, Sata mourns over 50 accident victims

Zambia's  President Michael Sata

Zambia’s President Michael Sata

His Excellency, Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata, President of the Republic of Zambia, has sent a message of condolences to the families of the fifty three [53] people who have died in a road accident involving a Lusaka-bound bus which collided with a truck in Chibombo area this morning.

President Sata says he is extremely saddened at the loss of more innocent lives in yet another road accident relating to public transport.

“Allow me on behalf of my Cabinet, the First Lady and indeed on my own behalf to convey my deepest condolences to the bereaved families,” the Head of State says.

“We pray that the Lord almighty grants the bereaved families comfort and strength during this very painful period.”

President Sata says it’s regrettable that the country has continued to lose valuable citizens through fatal road accidents.

The President has directed the Zambia Police Service and the Road Traffic and Safety Agency (RTSA) to promptly step up their actions to arrest the situation.

The Head of State wished several injured travelers a quick recovery.

Issued by:

GEORGE CHELLAH
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS