THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has extended the deadline for the payment of road taxes to July 16, 2020 to ensure all motor vehicle owners are registered on the integrated Government Service Bus (GSB) and Payment Gateway System.
In a public notice issued by RTSA Head of Public Relations, Fredrick Mubanga, the agency stated that following the extension, there wold be no enforcement of the validity of road tax until the stated grace period ends.
“The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) wishes to inform members of the public that the payment for Road Tax has been extended to 16th July 2020. This is to ensure that all motor vehicle owners are registered on the integrated Government Service Bus (GSB) and Payment Gateway System to allow them to access RTSA services online. Therefore, there shall be no enforcement of the validity of Road Tax until the stated grace period ends,” Mubanga stated. “The agency also wishes to remind motorists and fleet owners on the availability of the RTSA online payment platform under the integrated Government Service Bus and payment gateway system. Motorists are therefore advised to register and pay for following services online through the provided link; Motor vehicle license (‘Road Tax’), driver’s license (renewal and duplicate), roadworthiness application(“road fitness test”) and motor vehicle registration (temporal registration). All clients are advised to visit the RTSA service centers for on-spot registration under Government Service Bus and payment gateway or register online.”
And when contacted, Police public relations officer Esther Katongo said police officers will abide by the extension.
“As officers, we don’t harass people. If there is that extension, there is always communication which is given to the police from RTSA to say they’ve extended the period. So officers just oblige,” said Katongo