Intervention secures delivery of paper for vehicle licences

2016-09-22 06:00

Post offices in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro (NMBM) on Monday took delivery of 14 000 sheets of the specialised paper used for the printing of vehicle licence disks.

“I reported two weeks ago that a country-wide shortage of specialised paper at licensing centres had spread to the Eastern Cape, particularly NMBM. This meant ‘face-value’ licence disks could not be printed,” said Marshall von Buchenroder, DA member of parliament.

“I have been given the assurance that, apart from Monday’s delivery to the NMBM, stock will be delivered to all licensing offices in the province from the government printers by the end of the week.”

Von Buchenroder urges motorists to ensure that they renew their vehicle licences so they don’t fall foul of the law.

“We are delighted that the bureaucratic bungling in this matter has been addressed. The provincial economy is in an extremely fragile state and every effort must be made to ensure that its wheels continue to turn smoothly,” said Von Buchenroder.

  • According to him a well-run government will never allow a situation to develop like it currently was, where citizens are forced to drive vehicles with expired licence disks. Nor allow the economy to take a knock because car dealerships cannot sell and transfer vehicles.

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