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Ministry Launches Newly Banded Inspectorate Vehicles and Mob ...
07/04/10
The Ministry of Transport and Communications through the Department of Road Transport and Safety on April fool’s Day 2010 launched the newly branded Transport Inspectorate Vehicles and two Vehicle Mobile Testing Stations.                    
Inspectorate Vehicles and Mobile Testing Stations

The branding of these vehicles will be used as a deterrent to carelessness and lawlessness on the roads and promote safety and visibility of Transport Inspectors. The move will also assist in the quest to improve service delivery, general vehicle safety and ensuring that safety of passengers is not compromised.

 

It is also envisaged that the acquisition of the two mobile testing stations will add value to tests that will be carried out in places such as Mahalapye, Serowe, Letlhakane and Selebi-phikwe. Light and heavy vehicles with axle loads of up to 12000 kilograms will be tested on these combo lanes.

 

Further to these, the renewal of motor vehicles licenses at selected Post offices around the country such as River walk, Poso House, University of Botswana Post Office in Gaborone, Mmasekou Post Office in Kanye, Blue jacket Post Office in Francistown, Orapa Post Office, Hukuntsi Post Office, Maun Post Office and Letlhakeng Post Office. This is a dedicated sign that the Ministry is a custodian of the fifth “D”. Consequently, this is one of the Department’s efforts to reduce congestion at DRTS offices.

Giving his address, the Minister of Transport and Communication Honorable Frank Ramsden commended Departments and Organizations for driving initiatives through which government seeks to improve the Transport and Communications sectors in the country, he further stated that this also signifies two important aspects that promote road safety in the country in line with the National pillar of a “Safe and Secure Nation; Safe roads to 2016”.

 
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