CTO faced with decentralisation challenges


Decentralisation is proving to be a double-edged sword for government departments including the Central Transport Organisation (CTO).

When answering a question in Parliament recently, the Minister of Transport Tshenolo Mabeo said due to unavailability of posts within the ministries, it was impossible to create fully functional transport units, even where there are officers. Tshenolo was responding to an enquiry from the Maun East MP, Konstatinos Markus who wanted the minister to outline the challenges faced by government departments following the decentralisation of maintenance from the CTO. “This led to lack of qualified personnel to facilitate preliminary inspection of vehicles before sending them for repairs in CTO accredited private garages. The result was continued reliance on the CTO personnel and use of CTO workshops,” Mabeo explained.

He said the other challenge was omission of some ministries to do budgetary provision for maintenance of their fleet, which resulted in some of the vehicles having to park in CTO workshops awaiting sourcing of funds to procure parts.

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