I would like to update all our valued customers and readers that there are issues being raised by the Permanent Secretary in The Ministry of Transport & Communications in Botswana. A circular dated 19th December; 2013 has been released to us. It is clarifying the government of Botswana's position on unregistered cars driving through Botswana.
In February 2013; the Ministry of Transport and Communications in Botswana issued a letter to Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS) banning the driving of unregistered cars through Botswana. The main reason for the ban is in compliance to the Road Traffic Act Sections 6 and 16
which states that: ....'' ONLY VEHICLES REGISTERED IN BOTSWANA ARE ALLOWED ON THE ROAD"
They further argue that:
SO THE MINISTRY HAS GIVEN A DIRECTIVE THAT ANY UNREGISTERED VEHICLE FOUND ON BOTSWANA ROADS WILL BE IMPOUNDED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT.
THE WAY FORWARD
The only acceptable way to pass through Botswana is vehicles being on a registered car transporter or flat bed truck carrier.
The letter does not specify what action will be taken on the impounded cars.It is advisable to contact the Botswana Government before you commit to spending your money and having your car impounded.
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