The move is pursuit to the provisions of section 68. (1)) (c) of the Road Traffic Act No.11 of 2002, which states that Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Act, the Director may—(c) order a fresh driving test by a driving examiner in the case of any holder of a driving licence who appears to the Director to be so deficient in driving ability as to be a source of danger to the public, and if the licence holder fails to pass such test, the Director shall revoke that person’s licence.
From the forgoing, the Agency has since ordered for a retest of the said driver licence applicants and have since withheld such Driver Licences from distribution.
The Driver Licence Cards will only be issued to the applicants upon undertaking a fresh driving test.
The Agency has further urged members of the public to follow the right procedure when accessing services from the RTSA.
The RTSA has since put in place corrective measures to address such challenges.
The Agency is currently implementing a project with the Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) to populate and publicise RTSA services to the general public so as to encourage members of the public to follow the right procedure.
The RTSA staff are equally being trained in integrity and corporate governance programmes so as to deliver RTSA services free from corruption.
The RTSA is also concerned with an increase of impersonation of RTSA officers in order to extort money from members of the public.
The RTSA would also want to warn members of the public that will be found impersonating RTSA Officers that they will be prosecuted according to the law and those that use agents will be made to restart the process of Driver Licence examination upon discovery of such dealings.
This is according to a press statement issued by RTSA Head of Public Relations Frederick Mubanga.