The Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) will soon introduce Electronic Provisional Driver’s License aptitude testing, a move seen as an attempt by the authorities to minimize human interface with the officials in a bid to curb cases of corruption.
The automation of the Vehicle Inspection Department’s operations comes at a time when government is pushing for reforms across all parastatals.
Speaking to the Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development Advocate Fortune Chasi today, he said the move to digitize operations at VID comes as part of government’s efforts to improve efficiency and transparency when serving members of the public.
“As government, we have recognized the need to improve efficiency in all our divisions through computerization of structures. This new e-provisional driver’s license testing system will eliminate human interface with the officials hence brining to an end some cases of alleged corruption which have become a public secret” said Advocate Fortune Chasi
“We will continue to improve the systems to achieve maximum effectiveness and turn around times in serving members of the public through the introduction of these electronic systems” added the Deputy Minister of Transport.
Road Rules founder, Tawanda Chikosi said the e-provisional aptitude testing system is a welcome move which is set to improve the objectivity and transparency for those seeking their provisional licenses.
“The computerized system eliminates use of paperwork making everything processed electronically from picking the test paper to the marking of the exam. This reduces interference by officials in the testing process which in-turn deals with cases of bribes and other related corruption that has overshadowed the VID in recent years” said Chikosi.