|Felix Mhona at the Centre|
…plans to avail system in vernaculars
The Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Felix Mhona has said the objective of the Electronic Learner License Testing (ELLT) system is to create a robust electronic integrated transport system at the Vehicle Inspection Department (VID).
Speaking at VID Masvingo depot on Sunday, April 25, Mhona said the system will help contribute to the reduction of road accidents and deaths.
"The main aim of the project is to create a robust system that will see our economy qualifying to become a middle class economy by 2030, following the President Mnangagwa's vision.
"Research shows that 90 percent of road accidents are a result of human error, which is why it is our goal to reduce road accidents by 10 percent annually by providing effective driver training and testing with assistance of VID which plays a critical role in the promotion of road safety through vehicle inspection, driver training and testing, re-testing of Public Service Vehicle drivers and overload control,” said Mhona.
He further mentioned that the project will help to ease corruption as students now interact with the computer without any human interference.
Mhona said ELLT is currently available in English but plans to include indigenous languages were underway.
He said there were plans to include a facility that will enable prospective drivers to book a test from the comfort of their homes.
The VID Masvingo depot is the fifth to be equipped with the new system but plans are there to roll it out to the rest of the depots countrywide, Mhona said