Friday, 14 August 2015
GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT ACT
By MacPherson Mukuka
Transport is one huge sector that no country can boast of a growing economy without it.
In the case of Zambia, transport in at the center of development hence government investing heavily in road construction it being the most used mode of mobility.
However, challenges such as lack of laws to govern operations have hindered growth of the sector, for example Logistic and Transport professionals, have been operating for years without any statutory guideline for many years now.
But thanks to government, the practitioners have now been given a law in which they will be operating under.
The Zambia Chattered Institute of Logistics and Transport CILT Act number 4 of 2014 has been amended and launched under statutory instrument number 32 of 2015.
Speaking during the launch, Transport Permanent Secretary Mbololwa Muyaba says the act is aimed at protecting public interest by ensuring that only qualified individuals and registered logistics or Transport firms practice in Zambia through the chartered institute of logistics and Transport board.
The Permanent secretary has further implored the members of CILT to ensure they work in line with the act and address the issues facing the operations of the body.
Meanwhile, Zambia CILT president Phidelia Mwaba says the launch of the act is long overdue.
She says the act will help CILT address the challenges it has been facing.
Mrs. Mwaba further called on CILT member to form association so as to bring sanity in the sector.
The amending and passing of the CILT act number 4 of 2014, under SI number 32 of 2015 means that all prayers in the sector must abide by the law in their operations.
Failure to follow the law attracts a penalty of imprisonment or a 2 thousand Kwacha fine.
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