Owners of driving schools have commended the government for reopening the Vehicle Inspection Department (VID).
VID resumes operations this Saturday following Cabinet’s approval for it to reopen after it closed in January when Government imposed tight lockdown regulations.
The Zimbabwe Driving School Owners Association (ZDSOA) national vice-chairman Edwin Ndlovu urged members to adhere to COVID-19 prevention protocols. He said:
We are happy that VID has finally reopened for learner drivers. We urge our members to abide by COVID-19 prevention protocols concerning driving schools and also urge our clients who are our learners to cooperate with driving schools and VID authorities concerning wearing masks, sanitising and maintaining social distancing to avoid any conveniences.
As an association, we are prepared to start sending our clients for tests as we have been preparing since the announcement of relaxing of national Lockdown Level 4.
Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister Felix Mhona recently told Senators that the Government was working on modalities of assisting aspiring drivers whose provisional licences expired when the department was closed.