‘Roadway traffic cameras to detect motoring offences in the pipeline'

24Apr 2019
Polycarp Machira
The Guardian
‘Roadway traffic cameras to detect motoring offences in the pipeline'

 IN efforts to tame rogue drivers and reduce traffic crimes, the plans  are underway to fix surveillance cameras on all highways , the deputy minister for Home Affairs, Hamad Yusufu Masauni told the House.

Roadway traffic cameras

He said for the start the surveillance cameras have been fixed along the Dar es Salaam to Morogoro highway though the plan is to have them in all highways.

Masauni was responding to  a supplementary question by Joseph Mbilinyi (Mbeya Urban-Chadema) who sought the government   need to have  the surveillance cameras  installed countrywide.

"It is a matter of budget, with time and availability of financial resources we will fix them countrywide,”said the deputy minister.

On unpaid arrears of police officers countrywide,  Masauni said they had challenges of payments but they had started remitting them to the beneficiaries.

He told the House the big numbers of the personnel with pending arrears had been catered for while they are finalising theverification of the remaining ones.

The deputy minister said they will soon start a mandatory vehicle inspection for increase road safety.

He said the mandatory vehicle inspection contrary to that of the road safety week is awaiting the amendment.  

He used the platform to called upon the drivers as well as traffic officers to abide by the law and regulations of the country.

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