The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) and it’s Lebanese partners are plotting to reregister all cars in Zambia as a way of raising money.
The Watchdog has been reliably informed that RATSA will charge different amounts for different sizes of cars but the minimum amount for reregistering a small car will be K500.
This is one of the ways RATSA wants to raise money for foreign companies who are currently managing traffic in Zambia.
One of the so called new systems the foreign companies have imposed on RATSA is the installation of permanent speed cameras. But installing and maintaining these cameras is very expensive and so far 8 countries in SADC have tried and abandoned them due to their expensive maintenance.
The cameras that have been imposed on RATSA are based on some overseas country from which they were acquired, making them even more expensive. Now this expense will have to be passed on to Zambian motorists.