Vehicle Inspection Department goes Digital

Hon.Felix Mhona@VID tour

George Honzeri

The Vehicle Inspection Department is going for a digital transformation of its services for ease of doing business and the need to satisfy its client base, The Freight Forwarders Magazine has learnt.

This follows a familiarisation tour of the department Wednesday by the Minister of Transport Hon.Felix Mhona , Deputy Minister Mike Madiro and other officials from the ministry.

‘”The Learners Licence is now computerised and is no longer manual, a prospective learner will just deal with the computer without assistance from the examining officers”,

“The garage inspection is also now computerised to speed up vehicle inspection work.’ said Mr Mushosho VID software spokesperson.

The transformation is in line with the President’s vision 2030 of attaining an upper middle class income economy.

Minister Mhona and his high delegation officials were taken around the premises of the Vehicle Inspection Department to have a feel of the department’s blueprint and checking on the strides being made by the department.

‘The next stage is vehicle inspection that we want to computerise and we are now at the testing stage and after that we do the roll out,”

“We also want to computerise the learners license test which will feed into the Central Vehicle Registry system for printing out the new drivers licenses that are in line with SADC design appearing in plastic and again the reason for plastic is to reduce the waiting period for collection of one’s license to be availed in two days time.’ added Mr Mushosho.

The Vehicle Inspection Department is one of the departments negatively affected by the pandemic as operations were suspended and this created massive backlogs from the huge clientele base created by the lockdown.

The familiarisation tour by Hon. Minister Mhona was followed by a similar visit to the Central Vehicle Registry.

The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development is making frantic efforts to revamp the Ministry to complement National Development Strategy 1 and achievement of vision 2030.

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