A CITIZEN has raised concerns about the delay in the implementation of the proposed centralized information technology system to be used by law enforcers.
The system would greatly assist traffic police and the Road Traffic Authority to monitor vehicle registration and driver licensing with other integrated services, is still pending approval.
David Mol, a principal consultant of a research company said the centralized information technology system was the way forward for PNG as it would greatly help in minimising traffic offences.
He said the Central Supply and Tenders Board should approve the implementation of the system as it was under the ‘build, operate and transfer model’ for a five-year period.
“Since our current system is not working in ensuring that our roads are safe and those committing offences are getting away, it is time we try something new that would improve and our land transport sector,” he said.
Mol said under the ‘build, operate and transfer model’, the risk is completely on the investor thus it should be trialled in PNG to see if it would work.
“With the centralized IT system, most traffic offences would be eliminated, thus making our public roads safer.
“Currently our system is failing and the result of it can be seen with more road accidents, unroadworthy vehicles and other offences.”
He called on Transport Minister Westly Nukundj to intervene and implement this system for the benefit of the public.
The RTA is still waiting for the Central Supply and Tenders Board to approve the centralised information technology system for it to be used in Port Moresby and other centres of PNG.
The centralised IT system would improve the following:
- Vehicle registration;
- Driver licensing;
- Heavy vehicle licensing;
- Authorised Inspection Station licensing;
- Motor Car dealer licensing;
- Enforcement; and
- Road accidents database.