By SANDRA MACHIMA
THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has put in place modalities to print and clear the backlog of over 150,000 drivers’ licence cards by the end of September 2019, says senior public relations officer Frederick Mubanga.
Mr Mubanga assured the public and all drivers’ licence applicants holding temporal licences, that the agency had enough stock to clear the backlog and guarantes stability and continuity in the production of cards on “print on demand” basis.
“The general public and all driving licence applicants holding temporal driving licences, should not panic thinking that the agency may run out of materials for printing driving licence cards,” Mr. Mubanga said.
“Consequently, all driving licence applicants are advised to visit any RTSA station and have their driving licence card printed upon presenting the original copy of the temporal driving licence or a police report in the absence of the original print of the temporal driving licence,” he said.
He guaranteed that all RTSA stations would remain open on Saturdays from 08:00 hours to 13:00 hours, until the backlog of unprinted driving licence cards were cleared.
Mr Mubanga said RTSA wishes to re-assure the public that modalities have been put in place to ensure that all drivers’ licences cards were produced on “print on demand” basis and the public would constantly be updated on the progress being made in clearing the backlog.