Ministry of Transport Addresses Shortage of License Plates and Stickers
The Ministry of Transport has reported that it is addressing the countrywide shortage of license plates and stickers. Love News understands that the shortage is a result of procurement issues. Motorists have raised concerns and say the process to obtain license plates and stickers is painstakingly slow. Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Transport, Adele Catzim Sanchez, says that the ministry is aware of the issue and has moved to resolve it.
Adely Catsim Sanchez, CEO, Ministry of Transport: “With regard to the backlog of the license plates and stickers we are starting to clear the backlog. So, as you can see, we’ve processed some invoices that have allowed us to be able to deliver this service to the public. It’s really important because people have been asking for the license plates and stickers and we’re now able to deliver. So we’re moving in going from district to district to make sure that we can distribute what is needed for the department to function effectively. I think the public will appreciate the work that we’re doing. I think they are already appreciating being able to access their stickers and their license plates and we will continue to ensure that we have a flow of these so that people don’t have to wait too long or wait at all to make sure that they have these things because it’s a part of road safety to be able to identify vehicles and to ensure that people have what by law is required of them such as their stickers.”
Recent news indicates that an estimated one hundred and eight thousand dollars were paid out to a company to provide the license plates. It is an expenditure and procurement process that CEO Catzim-Sanchez had questioned earlier this month. The contract was reportedly awarded to The Sign Factory.