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New SADC compliant drivers’ licence disc launched

Story by John Nhandara

THE Government officially launched the new SADC-compliant driver’s licence at the Central Vehicle Registry offices in Harare this Monday.

The new licence disk introduced has enhanced security features and conforms to specifications of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the East African Community (EAC).

“The benefits of the new driver’s licence disk are immense and its enhanced security features shall deter counterfeiting attempts. It also speaks volumes of our collective efforts to foster efficiency,” Minister Mhona said.

Minister Mhona also said they will be concentrating on clearing the current licence discs back log of 600 000 applicants in a space of about 18 months.

Meanwhile, Minister Mhona has also launched the multilingual electronic learner licence testing system and the digital route permit system in an endeavour to transform the road transport management.

“Today I am also launching the electronic learners’ licence multi-lingual system, which is now available in Shona and Ndebele. I am so pleased to launch the digital route permit for public passenger carrying vehicles. This is pursuant to the objectives of NDS1 to modernise our economy using ICT and digital technologies,” he asserted.

The projects have been described to have a strong bearing in the creation of a robust integrated transport management system to support the country’s vision of becoming an upper middle-income society by 2030.

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