TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka
THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) in partnership with Barclays Bank have launched the electronic point-of-sale initiative to reduce revenue leakages and encourage payments of dues by road users.
RTSA chief executive officer Zindaba Soko said the initiative will also enhance productivity and effective administration of the road transport in the country including road safety.
At a media briefing last week, Mr Soko said the country is becoming a cashless society thereby; it is convenient to pay using the electronic method, which eliminates the burden and risk of moving around with money.
“The on line nature of the new system will encourage many would-be clients to come forth since they will be able to access our service electronically and pay through the various methods on line.
“The system will introduce many revenue streams ensuring that there are no revenue leakages, which are currently, using manual receipts,” he said.
Mr Soko said the agency has also introduced the electronic Zambia Transport Information System (E-ZAMTIS) to embrace information and communications technologies (ICTs) as a critical success factor and thereby, enhancing the operations of RTSA.
E-ZAMTIS presents various opportunities for the agency to effective delivery its services, which will led to a reduction in the number of accidents on the road.
At the same occasion, Barclays Bank Zambia head retail and business banking Regina Mulenga said the purpose of the initiative is to drive usage of cards in 24 RTSA stations with its facility around the country to reduce cash handling costs and enhance security.
“The bank is moving with digital innovation to make life easier for our customers. We would like to thank our partners in this promotion, RTSA and Autoworld for complementing our cause to ensuring that we continue to make our customers lives much better,” she said.