Taxi operators call for self-regulation

FRANCISTOWN: Conuel Seitshiro of the Tonota Taxi and Combi Association has recommended that the Department of Road, Transport and Safety (DRTS) should implement reforms in some of their operations in order for taxi operators to run their businesses effectively.

Seitshero was speaking at the Local Route Service Mini Pitso held here last week at Thapama Hotel. He noted that it takes up to three months or more while one is waiting to receive a permit from the department. As businesspeople he said taxi operators lose profit while waiting for the permits.

Seitshiro also advised the transport ministry to reduce the number of permits a person can hold at a go. “Priority should be given to those who acquire permits for the first time because it is always a hassle to get a permit for the first time.  In many instances those who have permits find themselves competing with those who are competing for permits for the first time.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

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