By John Nhandara
The Central Vehicle Registry (CVR) has received an additional 12 thousand sets of number plates, with 5 thousand vehicles having been registered since the beginning of this month.
More than five thousand vehicles have been registered in the last three weeks as government moves with speed to clear the current backlog of unregistered vehicles and processing new applications.
This Tuesday, the Central Vehicle Registry (VCR) received another 12 thousand sets of number plates which will also be distributed to Zimpost and ZIMRA offices as part of decentralising the issuing process.
“From the 1st of January we have issued 5 636 number plates through our offices here and Zimpost and Zimra outlets. Today we received twelve thousand sets and we are currently working on clearing the backlog that’s why we are also remaining open on weekends,” said Registrar CVR Mr Saston Muzenda.
The development comes at a time the Zimbabwe Republic Police has intensified its blitz of impounding unregistered and unlicenced vehicles, with more than 15 thousand vehicles having been impounded as of this Tuesday.
Police have on several occasions indicated that criminals were using unregistered vehicles to commit various offenses, including robberies.
Last year, treasury availed US$2,1 million for the procurement of number plates, with government indicating that there are enough plates to meet the current demand.