Rwanda : Ngoma: Rural areas motorcyclists don’t have Driving licenses

Rwanda : Supt. Alexis Rutabayiro addressing motorcyclists and motor vehicle drivers

Supt. Alexis Rutabayiro addressing motorcyclists and motor vehicle drivers

Murram roads in rural areas of Rwanda are where motorcyclists without licenses and old motor vehicles operate on risking the lives of residents.

 

This was revealed by Supt Alexis Rutabayiro, Police official in Ngoma district on June 6th 2012 during the meeting with motorcyclists in Ngoma district.

 

“We know where you work from; Rukira, Remeza, Zaza and other areas. Instead of being fined, it’s better to follow our advice,” Supt Alexis Rutabayiro tells motorcyclists.

 

Motorcyclists however, say that the delay in the process of issuing driver licenses drive them to operating without them.

 

Mutabazi, a motorcyclist who has waited for his license for five months notes: “We apply for permits with an aim of working and develop, but we wait for so long to get them yet we need to work for survival.”

 

Supt Alexis Rutabayiro explained that the process is now quick and easier but one should follow up in case some delays are met.

 

Motorcyclists were asked to wear helmets and not over load, motor vehicle drivers were asked to wear seat belts and do other necessary things to avoid punishments or fines.

 

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