The Central Vehicle Registry (CVR) will be working during the weekends for the issuance of number plates to motorists who had already submitted their applications.
In a statement, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development (MTID) said this is being done to clear the current backlog.
The CVR will be working on both Saturdays and Sundays from 8 AM to 3 PM. The statement read:
The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development wishes to advise the motoring public that CVR will be working over the weekends for the issuance of number plates to motorists who had already submitted their applications at CVR in order to clear the current backlog.
CVR will be operating from 08.00 hours to 15.00 hours on Saturday and Sunday.
For new applications, motorists are advised to use our agencies that is Zimpost and ZIMRA countrywide.
This comes after Transport Minister Felix Mhona toured CVR head office in Harare early this week amid indications that there is a huge backlog in both the issuance of driving licence discs and vehicle number plates dating back to 2018.
Speaking after the tour, Mhona vowed to ensure that number plates are issued expeditiously to those who applied for them. He said:
I visited the CVR offices to understand why people are failing to get number plates on time.
As the Second Republic, we are saying we have enough plates in stock and no one should pay extra money to get them.
I am concerned that some motorists who applied for number plates last year are yet to receive them, but some who applied recently already have the number plates.
We are going to decisively deal with this issue.