SUN BUSINESS writes@SunZambian
THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has been presented with the Best E – Commerce Innovation of the year 2020 Award by the Institute for Finance and Economics (IFE) Zambia.
According to the certificate of award presented to the RTSA and signed by (IFE) Zambia president, Caleb Fundanga, the innovation by the RTSA to introduce the Online payment platform has reduced the cost of creating, processing, distributing and retrieving paper-based infor-mation.The award celebrates and rewards innovative tool, product or service that has changed E – Commerce for better and outstanding results and has recognised the RTSA’s strong efforts in providing effective and efficient services through the online payment portal.And the RTSA Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Gladwell Banda, said the agency had set itself an ambitious target of transforming into an equitable regime of road transport and safety management using ICTs as a critical driving force.“The RTSA’s Governing Board, Management and staff are delighted for this recognition and are committed to delivering a safe, inclusive and economically enabling road transport system. It is gratifying that the industry and consumers have realised the strides made by the RTSA in providing effective and efficient services” said Mr. Banda.Mr. Banda has disclosed that the RTSA will be launching an E – Enforcement platform in a bid to reduce the physical presence of RTSA officers on the road.The application will allow officers to remotely verify the validity of statutory requirements such as Road Tax, Certificate of Fitness and Driving Licence using a mobile phone.
Mr. Banda also stated that the RTSA will continue investing in creating a strong infrastructure backbone that will support the growth of E – Commerce in the country.