Govt Considers Stopping VID From Issuing Drivers’ Licences

Speaking during the fifth edition of the Road Safety Journalistic Awards on Friday in Harare, Transport and Infrastructure Development minister Joram Gumbo said Government is considering stopping the Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) from issuing drivers’ licences as a measure to curb corruption.

Said Gumbo:

My ministry will not hesitate to descend heavily on culprits implicated in soliciting for bribes and giving bribes in order to obtain a licences to drive a motor vehicle in Zimbabwe. Such corruption must be condemned in the strongest of terms. The problem is at VID and I am against what is happening there. We need to come up with a new department that issues out driver’s licences, there is need for competition and this will bring order at VID, that way we can win.

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Gumbo also said VID would soon lose relevance if corruption persists.

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4 comments on “Govt Considers Stopping VID From Issuing Drivers’ Licences

  1. The retest system must be stopped zvirikutoshaisa vamwe mabasa vivo bvainemagwaro okuchaira echokwadi ko retest inoitirweyi kumuchairi agora achichaira mazuva ese kwemakore mashanu I think that’s a transperant corruption which has no need to search for let Zimbabwean do their proffesions in order to survive have mercey on them plz for the time wasted by the gvmnt promising lies to them. Kana munhu akatora driver’s liscence ozonzi ucha driver after 5 yrs panokwanira makore iwayo vanenge amboshanda kupi zvakare iye achirambidzwa nemutemo kwaachanotsvaga basa achanzi tipewo CV rekwawakamboshanda munofunga kuti akariwanepi iye achirambidzwa kushanda basa raane profession naro so I think u have to stop that retest prossess first kuita five yrs wakagara haizi nyore fungaiwo zvakanaka apa

  2. Retest thats noncenci vid they are corrupt they want 50 dollars for kombi to get fitness plus 20dollars to book the kombi what is that onareble minister you are right to stop them

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