NTSA: Car number plates shortage resolved

NTSA: Car number plates shortage resolved

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) on Friday announced that the challenge in the production of new car number plates has been resolved.

In a statement to newsrooms, NTSA further promised to deal with the back log following the delays in the next week.

“Production has resumed and we expect the back log to be addressed over the next 5 days, hence return to normalcy,” reads the statement.

The Francis Meja-led team further indicated that they have taken measures to ensure that there will be no further delay in the issuance of licenses and release of cars from the port.

The shortage had affected thousands of imported vehicles which were detained at the container freight stations (CFS) in Mombasa for four months.

NTSA resulted in having all the registered cars released from the yards without number plates.

“We are having a problem with supply of number plates from Kamiti Maximum Prisons to meet our demand,” Jacqueline Githinji, the director for registration and licensing at NTSA told the Business Daily in a phone interview.

“We have actually written to the Commissioner General of prisons to intervene. They are not producing because there are no raw materials to make the plates.”