BOTSWANA TO CONTROL IMPORT OF SECOND HAND CARS

| April 6, 2016

Botswana intends to control influx of second hand vehicles into the country, Tshenolo Mabeo, the Communications and Transport minister told parliament on Tuesday.

He said though second hand vehicles had significantly improved economic activities for small and medium enterprises, government was working on measures to control their import into the country.

The minister said the second hand cars had resulted in congestion on the roads and an increase in accidents and emissions which negatively affected the environment.

"We want to amend the Road Traffic Act to facilitate, among others, the control of influx of second hand cars," Mabeo said.

According to latest available data the country's department of Roads, Transport and Safety, has registered 430,824 imported second hand cars since 1995.

Source: NNN-PANA

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