Arandis has its own number plate suffix

Sharlien Tjambari

Service comes to the people. Residents of Arandis no longer have to travel to Swakopmund to have access to the Namibia Traffic Information System (NaTis) for vehicle licensing and driving license services.

The Ministry of Works and Transport in con-junction with the Roads Authority opened a Natis office at Arandisthis week, stating the office will handle registration and licensing of vehicles, annual vehicle license renewals, and testing and issuing of learner licenses. Vehicle roadworthy testing is not yet on offer.

The Deputy Minister of Works and Transport, VeikkoNekundi, officially opened NaTis Arandis on Tuesday. He described it as a milestone moment in growing Arandis‘ strategic importance.

“I encourage all the people of Arandis who has vehicles registered on the databases at other regis-teringauthorities to move their vehicle registra-tions to Arandis. That is in order to increase the vehicle population for the Arandis registering authority”, said Nekundi.

Nekundi further explained there is more in stall for the Transport Ministry in Erongo. A NaTis office is in the planning for Henties Bay and a fully-fledged Vehicle and Driver Testing Station is in the planning for Karibib.

The Minister also made use of the opportunity to issue a warning against scammers. A pattern developed at all NaTis offices countrywide where people offer their services to stand in queues and to assist with transactions. Others claims to be “connected” to get tasks done faster. The reality is these are scammers who steal your money.


Caption:  The number plate N1A is the first number plate issued at NaTis Arandis. On the picture of the Mayor of Arandis, Cllr Risto Kapenda (middle) and the Deputy Minister of Transport, Veikko Nekundi with the number plate. Looking on is the CEO of the Roads Authority of Namibia, Conrad Lutombi.

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