Ur­gent ap­peal for traf­fic lights, please!

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THIS serves as an open let­ter to the Roads Di­rec­torate and Maseru City Coun­cil for an ur­gent ap­peal for traf­fic lights on dan­ger­ous junc­tions along Mpilo Boule­vard (Blvd).

It has be­come a real night­mare to drive along Mpilo Blvd be­cause of driv­ers that of­ten speed and dis­obey traf­fic laws, plac­ing lives of fel­low driv­ers, pedes­tri­ans and chil­dren in se­ri­ous dan­ger.

A day never goes by with­out one wit­ness­ing a se­ri­ous ac­ci­dent along Mpilo Blvd and pre­cious lives be­ing lost. Hu­man er­ror is a fac­tor to con­sider, how­ever, the fol­low­ing junc­tions need traf­fic lights ur­gently:

1. Mpilo Blvd and Cathe­dral Cir­cle Road / AME Hall (Most Dan­ger­ous) 2. Mplio Blvd and San­lam Cen­tre Road / Queen II Hos­pi­tal (No street name of feed- er road) 3. Mpilo Blvd and Pope John Paul II Road (Needs ur­gent at­ten­tion) 4. Mpilo Blvd and Kingsway Road (long over­due)

Fur­ther­more, there are ad­di­tional junc­tions that ur­gently need traf­fic lights but I fail to un­der­stand why au­thor­i­ties in charge fail to act promptly and they are as fol­lows:

1. Main South One and Rants’ala Street (From Set­soto Sta­dium) 2. Cathe­dral Cir­cle 3. Moshoeshoe Road and Lerotholi Polytechnic (No street name to Lerotholi Polytechnic) 4. Moshoeshoe Road and Se­fika Shop­ping Cen­tre en­trance. 5. Kofi An­nan Road and Pope John Paul II Road (Re­move the traf­fic cir­cle)

6. Con­sti­tu­tion Road and Lerotholi Street / Ra­dio Le­sotho 7. Ha Matala Traf­fic Cir­cle (Re­move the traf­fic cir­cle) 8. Main North One and Sir Seretse Khama Road (Ma­put­soe) 9. Air­port road and Phamola Street (Bus stop area from Maseru mar­ket) 10. Kingsway street and Queen II Hos­pi­tal / Mpilo Blvd feeder road

Lastly, as I was writ­ing this open let­ter, I re­alised that most feeder roads to prom­i­nent roads don’t have street names but that’s a topic for the com­ing week.

To the au­thor­i­ties re­spon­si­ble, please don’t wait for an ac­ci­dent to af­fect a prom­i­nent per­son and act af­ter­wards. Please at­tend to those junc­tions ur­gently. Please, Please, Please!

Those junc­tions are killing us!

‘Mako Bohloa, Mazenod 160.

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