The Railway Systems of Zambia says it is not responsible for the vandalised railway line between Ndola and Luanshya.
RSZ chief executive officer, Benjamin Even, said in a statement Wednesday that contrary to the public perception that RSZ is in charge of the line which used to connect Ndola and Luanshya, the railway firm has nothing to do with it.
He said the correct position is that the Luanshya branch line is not part of the RSZ-Zambia Railways Limited concession and therefore, legally belongs to the Government of the Republic of Zambia.
Mr Even who was reacting to media reports that RSZ had neglected the line between Ndola and Luanshya, said it was unfortunate that journalists did not counter-check facts to back their reports as evidenced by various reports regarding the establishment in question.
He said he believed that the public perception about the ownership of the line between Ndola and Luanshya was being encouraged by misleading media reports and called on journalists to publish correct information.
He regretted the trend of linking anything to do with railways in Zambia to RSZ when in actual fact there are other railway companies line Zambia Railways, TAZARA and Mulobezi who have their share of the railways in respective areas.
“It appears anything about railways in Zambia is RSZ. We would like to appeal to journalists and other people who may need to know further anything to do with the RSZ to contatct us and we shall be most willing to provide the information,” Mr Even said.