Zimbabwe will begin manufacturing vehicle number plates locally, a move that will see the cost of procuring one minimized.
This was revealed by Secretary for information and publicity Nick Mangwana saying this will reduce the import by by a great margin. He said;
Zimbabwe is now going to manufacture vehicle number plates locally. The price of number plates will fall from US$80.35 to US$45.61 because of the use of local materials. This is also expected to reduce the import bill by 56%.
Motorists flooded the police’s Vehicle Theft Squad in Harare Thursday last week as they sought to get the needed clearance that will allow them to obtain registration number plates, on a day when 420 cars were impounded countrywide.
Police have demanded that all vehicles on the roads should have number plates since they are now readily available, and police teams have been heavily deployed on the roads targeting unregistered vehicles.
The Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) has joined the drive to eliminate vehicles without registration numbers through denying such vehicles passage at tollgates.