The Minister for Transport and Infrastructural Development Joel Biggie Matiza revealed that the number of vehicles registered by the Central Vehicle Registry (CVR) this year rose by 34 per cent. The number of driver’s licences processed by the same institution went up by 12 per cent compared to last year.
Minister Matiza said this in a speech read on his behalf by his deputy, Advocate Fortune Chasi, during the eighth annual Central Vehicle Registration (CVR) Workers of the Year Awards celebrations and end-of-year Christmas party in Harare last week.
During the course of this year, the department managed to produce 91 878 metal driver’s licences against a target of 80 000 and it registered 113 267 vehicles against a target of 70 000 vehicles.
Driver’s licence production rose by about 12 per cent over last year’s performance where it produced 82 058 driver’s licences while the number of registered vehicles went up by about 34 per cent from 84 674 for last year.
… However, I am concerned about the backlog on driver’s licences and the waiting period of five months before one can get his or her driver’s licence. It is therefore important that the contract to implement the Zimbabwe Transport Management Information System (ZIMTIS) will begin to see its rapid implementation.
We have great faith in this massive computerisation programme, which in some circles is regarded as a game changer that fits in well with Vision 2030 and as anchored on the Transitional Stabilisation Programme (TSP) 2018-2020. It remains my hope and belief that everyone will redouble their efforts to bring about the desired change for the benefit of our clients.