DCEC cracks down on dubious road permits

The DCEC is investigating issues relating to dubious acquisition of road transport permits. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO
The DCEC is investigating issues relating to dubious acquisition of road transport permits. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

FRANCISTOWN: The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) has launched an operation to clamp down on public transport operators who are using dubious route permits to ply their trade within the Francistown area.

According to information gathered by Mmegi, some public transport operators are said to have illegally acquired the road permits in connivance with some unscrupulous Department of Road Transport and Safety officials. Mmegi has also learnt that other public transport operators who are fed up with what is happening blew the lid off their colleagues after they felt that the public transport space in the city is dominated by a few players to their detriment in many ways.

The errant dominant players are said to own many fake route permits which they lease to some of their colleagues at a fee and are said to be rich beyond avarice. “Some of the cars that use these fake permits are not roadworthy and don’t comply with regulatory standards governing road safety which obviously has the potential to put the lives of the public at risk.

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