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Batho Pele Principles

A New Way

By Andzani Hlongwane

On 03 December 2020 the Minister of the Department of Transport Mr. Fikile Mbalula kicked off the Okae Molao Campaign at the Polokwane Cricket Club in the City of Polokwane.

 

 

The campaign is a compresehensive board-based plan by Government Law Enforcement Agencies that aims to root out non-compliance of road laws and regulations by motorists on the roads.  It further addresses reckless driving

Thoughtless driving may lead to undesired injuries, accidents and even deaths as the festive season is dawning on us. The campaign further seeks to strengthen these Agencies by providing much needed on duty vehicles that will be used to fight crime and stem out corruption carried out by some Traffic Officers on duty.

The Minister handed over 135 on duty vehicles to the Provinces of Mpumalanga, the Free State, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and Limpopo. The Limpopo Province received 5 Mobile Vehicle Testing Stations (MVTS) that are still in production and will be issued later in the month of December.

We are launching the 24/7 Okae Molao waya waya campaign to restore order on our roads ensuring that road users and motorists obey the rule of law on the roads.” “This year we intend to raise the bar of carrying out law enforcement procedures to 20%, last year we had set the target to 10% and we achieved it” Mbalula.  

The minister went on to unveiled the newly N1 Section 27 Phase 2 of the Polokwane Eastern Ring road infrastructure worth billion of rand

The infrastructure provided temporary employment for the youth of Limpopo. The road will easy the flowing of traffic especially during these festive season period.

“The high accidents numbers and fatalities will be reduced as the road is designed to minimise traffic on the road” Minister Mbalula

The roads in Limpopo particularly the N1 route is the gate way to the SADC Countries and every year more especially during the festive season the roads within the Province are highly congested with local and international tourists.

The department will continue to enforce strict adherence of road regulations and those that will be found to be drinking and driving while not obeying road rules will be arrested.