Okakarara Town Council operating unregistered fire-fighting and road construction trucks

OKAKARARA: The Okakarara Town Council is operating unregistered fire-fighting and road construction trucks.

The six trucks do not have licence discs, and were not tested for roadworthiness by the Namibian Traffic Information System (NaTis).

The town’s mayor, John Viakondo confirmed this to Nampa on Thursday afternoon, saying the trucks are yet to be registered with NaTis.

He said council depends on those trucks for technical work.

He said four of the trucks were donated by Government to the council five years ago, but the documents of these trucks have been misplaced, and the papers for a front-loader truck and a tipper truck bought by the council in 2011 were stolen from a vehicle.

Meanwhile, the Otjozondjupa’s Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Traffic Unit Co-ordinator, Inspector Joseph Severus on Friday said the Okakarara Town Council must stop operating the unregistered vehicles on public roads.

He said the Okakarara Town Council must be serious and register their trucks without delay,” he said.

SOURCE: NAMPA