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PSV Bus drivers praise Government for extending the validity period of licenses from 1 year to 3 years

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Public Service Vehicle (PSV) bus drivers in Lusaka have showered praise on the government for increasing the PSV driver’s license validity period from one to three years.

Early this week Transport and Communications Minister Hon Mutotwe Kafwaya signed the Statutory Instrument (SI) on driving license regulations.

The SI is aimed at extending the validity of the PSV driver’s license from one to three years.

The drivers from Kulima Tower, Lusaka City Market, and Lumumba Bus Stations expressed happiness that the government has granted them their wish of increasing the years from one year saying it was hectic to be renewing every year.

Kulima Tower Bus Station Bus Drivers and Conductors Association Chairman Tresford Mwila said the drivers jubilated upon hearing that the Transport Minister had finally signed the SI to increase the number of years to three.

Mr. Mwila said through several interactions with the minister, the drivers brought this thing out and that they are glad the government has listened to their cry.

“We started pushing for this thing in the previous governments, we appealed to President Edgar Chagwa Lungu through his minister of transport to look into the matter. As we speak now, the minister signed the SI on Tuesday this week. And this we say we are grateful,” he said.

He added that what I gratifying is that the government has not increased the renewal fee despite increasing the number of years to three.

And other drivers from the three bus stations took turns to praise the government of President Lungu that the government listens to the concerns of the drivers in addressing their challenges

Public Service Vehicle (PSV) bus drivers in Lusaka
Public Service Vehicle (PSV) bus drivers in Lusaka with the Minister of Transport
Public Service Vehicle (PSV) bus drivers in Lusaka
Public Service Vehicle (PSV) bus drivers in Lusaka

12 COMMENTS

  1. We thank you. A listening government with a listening president= happy citizens and progressive economy. Kz

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    CHIEF Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya says every country has bad people, thieves and the corrupt but that does not mean corruption should be turned into a daily song.
    And Siliya says Zambians must unite and stop using the courts of law to politic on “imaginary corruption”.
    Meanwhile, Siliya, who doubles as Information and Broadcasting Minister, says some of the COVID-19 donations of materials have been channelled to health staff while others are being stocked for future use.
    Speaking on ZNBC Radio 2 Special Interview programme, Thursday, Siliya said corruption should not become a song that an individual sings every time.
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  3. This is excellent. It certainly was cumbersome to renew a license annually. The new validity period also enables controlled crowds at renewal points, given the current circumstances.

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  4. LUNGU IS DESPERATE …we won’t sacrifice our electoral chances over his Bill 10 – PF MCC sources
    INDEPENDENT and unpopular PF members of parliament are trying to blackmail President Edgar Lungu over Constitution [Amendment] Bill No. 10 of 2019, PF sources have revealed.
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    Sources say President Lungu is looking for support from wherever he can get it.
    The sources warned that the ruling PF should brace itself for more divisions over Bill 10 because the route to its adoption would leave genuine PF members bruised.
    “You see, me I sit in central committee meetings and I can tell you the President is being blackmailed over Bill 10. It’s a…

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  5. This is what HH has been saying all along and now the PF and government have seen sense and implemented the idea. This is as it should always be. The Nation needs these brilliant ideas irrespective of weather the source be a friend or a political opponent . Remember , we are all Zambians .

  6. In all honesty they are thanking the wrong people ..they should be thanking one Hakiande for lobbying for them but I think there should be more policies added to renewal of PSV like safety courses, maximum hours one can work in a day …channels for whistle blowing on company directors and managers breaking the law to overwork drivers leading to accidents. Company Directors need to held responsible for negligence.

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  7. @Dudelove. Hh is a dull chap whatever comes out of his head is rubish or copycat what makes you think the thinktank of pf can copy from a political nonentity of hh’s caribre?

  8. Kaponyas. Those bus station PF thugs are better than Jerabos miners. Bus conductors are pick pocketers who fight with stones, but Jerabos are aggravated robbers, with craw bars and guns.

  9. As for KZ, stop insulting well meaning citizens. Insults will not insulate you as public enemy of Zambia. You or impostor, Zambians will never forget, you have harassed, beaten, maimed, humiliated, kidnapped, fired guns and shot Zambians and dehumanised them. Police should have arrested you for your widely known criminalities. Zambians deserve justice and time is coming to get it. PF regime hasn’t the capacity to prosecute any case of corruption in Zambia, Hence, your boasting that you made Lungu win elections. so you hold president Lungu at ransom for your crimes. However, cleansing yourself on this site will not wash up, records, living witnesses exist and will face them in court

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