Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) is working on modalities of enhancing the card printing facility to ensure drivers licences applied for are issued on print-on-demand basis, says acting senior public relations manager Frederick Mubanga.
Mr Mubanga said to ensure efficiency, the agency has normalised the printing of drivers licence cards and that all those members of the public that had applied for licenses in the past few months were advised to contact the agency to ascertain whether their licenses have been printed or not.
He said the agency had experienced challenges in the production of drivers’ licence cards as a result of erratic supply of the imported raw materials used to print the cards.
“Now that the raw materials have been secured, the agency has since resumed the production of drivers licence cards and the situation is back to normal,” he said.
Mr Mubanga said RTSA has since resumed the production of cards and would soon dispatch over 8,000 cards to all RTSA stations, while a total of 22,612 cards were still on the print queue waiting to be dispatched.
He said the enforcement on the temporal driver’s license would not be effected until further notification.
Mr Mubanga said the temporal licence was a valid and did not need extension, adding that in cases where it was inevitable, extension would be done by way of printing duplicate temporal drivers licence at no fee.
He said the simulated backlog that was experienced in the recent past would be addressed before the end of March 2016.