By Wongani chipeta
In Kasungu, a bus driver belonging to Future Tours has been fined K100,000 for contravening Covid-19 regulations.
Facts are that, Traffic Police Officers were at Gogode turn-off on traffic check duties when a bus of Future Tours registration number BLK 9042 Scania appeared coming from the direction of Kasungu heading Mzimba.
The bus was stopped by the officers who upon checking they discovered that there were more 30 passengers on the bus than required carrying capacity; thereby contravening measures put in place to contain the spread of Covid 19.
The 30 passengers were ordered to disembark the bus and board another one with space in accordance with the Covid-19 regulations.
The driver of the bus was then charged to pay K100,000 fine which he paid under General Receipt number 7619850.
Police in district urge all drivers to adhere to all regulations put in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and have since warned that anyone found not complying with the regulations will face the law.
Inspector Harry Namwaza
Public Relations Officer
Kasungu Police Station.