As part of the Transitional Stabilization Program (TSP) the Central Mechanical Equipment Department (CMED) is moving in to install tracking systems on all government vehicles in order to monitor movement and ban the use of these cars on unsanctioned business.
The initiative is set to cut down expenditure, and all officials who will be found using state vehicles for personal use will be penalised.
CMED Chief Executive Officer Engineer Davison Mhaka said they have approved a tender to install the tracking system which will be a cost cutting measure pronounced in the TSP.
“We are not taking any chances, the TSP is clear, it has been the norm that abusing government vehicles is a offense, but there has been loopholes which we will curb by introducing this tracking system,” he revealed.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Mr George Guvamatanga could not confirm nor deny that the TSP vehicle initiative has been activated, but said the new dispensation is very strict a. anyone who breaches the new policy will be dealt with accordingly.
“We will be very strict on anyone found wanting or abusing state vehicles, the TSP condition is meant to bring order and sanity hence cutting unnecessary costs,” Mr Guvamatanga said.
Under the TSP, all senior staff allocated government vehicles are required to park their vehicles if they are not doing government business.