Gov’t set to roll out digital number plates this year
By AFAYO SHADRACH BETHEL
Government and Russian company, M/s Joint Stock Company Global Security, plan to roll out the controversial digital surveillance car number plates from March.
The first phase of the project dubbed the Intelligent Transport Management System digital monitoring and tracking system of motor vehicles and motorcycles in the country will cover all government vehicles.
The second phase will involve making beacon-equipped plates to cover all new vehicles on the road.
This is expected to start on July 1 with new cars coming into the country, before being rolled out to cars already on the road.
The Works Ministry permanent secretary Mr Bageya Waiswa, has written to the two companies currently manufacturing car plates—GM Tumpeco and Arnold Brooklyn and Company Ltd—notifying them of termination of their contracts within the next six months.