Mbabane: Government has launched an e-Payment system for the renewal of vehicle licence discs aimed at improving efficiency and upscaling service delivery.
The platform, done with MTN Eswatini, will allow owners to conveniently make licence discs renewal payments from anywhere, at any time.
Minister of Public Works Chief Ndlaluhlaza Ndwandwe stated that Government is taking full advantage of mobile telephony e-payment platforms that can be accessed by hundreds of thousands of emaSwati at their fingertips to improve access to public services and ease the cost of access.
Ndwandwe said the owners of about 80 000 registered private and commercial vehicles in Eswatini can now make all vehicle license-related fees payments through their mobile phones.
The Minister said this will go a long way in ensuring that citizens have ease of access to government services, by improving convenience and safety, and saving on traveling costs and time.
MTN Eswatini CEO Wandile Mtshali appreciated the Government’s commitment and leadership in the digitization of Eswatini, saying it is an aspiration that is close to the heart of MTN.
He noted that one key lesson from the process is that there is power in partnerships that support the delivery of innovations.
To access the service, vehicle owners simply have to enter *468# on the MTN Eswatini network and follow the prompts from the convenience of their homes or workplaces, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The licenses can then be collected at the nearest service centre.
The new platform builds on another similar service for business licenses launched in August which can also be accessed via *468#.