Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has stated that the government will start closing down driving schools that do not have new licenses in July.
Mating’i stated that the interior Ministry will start issuing the new licenses for the driving schools from next week Thursday upon evaluation.
“We begin today by asking all driving schools in the country to ensure that their licenses are re-validated by July 1st. If they do not have the new generation licenses by then, they should therefore consider themselves closed.”
Matiang’i said the changes are part of the drastic reforms the government plans to implement in the traffic sector.
“We want to radically change the public transport sector. Some of those changes are going to be painful because they are going to require that we work and live differently from how we are used to,” the CS stated.
Institutions that will not have re-validated their licences with the National Transport and Safety Authority will be permanently shut down after July 1st.
Matiang’i said the process of issuing new licences will include a thorough evaluation including inspecting schools, looking at their level of compliance to ensure that they are environments worthy of the task they undertake to fully prepare drivers.