Government imports adequate vehicle number plates to clear backlog

By John Nhandara

Government has imported adequate vehicle number plates to clear the current backlog while modalities for local production are being worked out.

Responding to legislators during Wednesday’s Parliamentary debate, the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Honourable Felix Mhona indicated that adequate number plates have been imported to clear the current backlog, with long term plans being to localise production.

“We have imported adequate plates to cover the current backlog and our plans are to produce these locally,” said the Minister.

The August house was also updated on traditional grain deliveries made to the grain marketing board so far.

“Seventy-five thousand metric tonnes of traditional grains have been delivered. The second highest since 1980. These include finger millet,” said the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement, Dr Anxious Masuka.

Legislation on early marriages was also questioned in the debate.

Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Hon Ziyambi Ziyambi said: “We have a bill on child marriages, but we must go beyond tightening our criminal laws to also engage communities on child marriages.”

Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Anti-Sanctions Trust has submitted a petition to parliament for consideration on the enactment of a law that criminalises calling for the imposition of sanctions on the country.