The process to register those who did not manage to be registered for the new electronic driving licenses in the last quarter of 2008 resumed Monday. This was revealed yesterday by the head of Traffic Police, Supt. Robert Niyonshuti in an interview.
“This second chance is for all those who were not able to register last year. Some people had not acquired the electronic national identity cards which are a pre-requisite for registration while others did not have money to pay,” Niyonshuti said.
According to the traffic boss, the registration process is going on smoothly so far, and called upon all those concerned to get registered before time runs out.
“This phase will last for a period of one month so everyone who missed registration should endeavor to register at the various police stations,” he added.
Earlier last month Niyonshuti had announced that distribution of the new licenses for those who registered last year will commence this month.
In a related development, Pascal Nyamulinda, the Coordinator of the National ID Project confirmed that 95 percent of the total population has received their national identity cards, implying that most of those who missed out are now in position to be registered.
“Now that the second phase of registration has kicked off, we hope that people turn up as expected because after the month ends we will start producing the second batch,” Nyamulinda said.
The new permit costs Rwf50,000 and will have an in-built data bar that will contain all details of the holder.
Payment can be made at any of the Rwanda Revenue Authority offices such as Remera, Nyabugogo and elsewhere but not at the Authority’s headquarters in Kimihurura.
A British company, De La Rue, globally known for security printing systems was contracted to manufacture these driving licenses just like it did for the national identity card project.