Francis Meja
National Transport and Safety Authority

NTSA chief faces contempt over driver training orders

National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) director-general Francis Meja risks being held in contempt of court after a petitioner accused him of disobeying orders over a new training curriculum for drivers.

Mr Meja is accused of rolling out the proposed curriculum despite a March court order suspending the new tests.

The petitioner, Okiya Omtatah, had accused the NTSA of arbitrarily and without notice disabling e-Citizen passwords of the driving schools as well as police examiners on its portal, last December.

He had also said that the NTSA went ahead to re-configure the online portal with the new curriculum and demanded that driving schools comply with the rules before being issued with new passwords.

The NTSA said instead of theoretical and practical lessons at local driving schools followed by a one-off test, they would sit for examinations, thereby locking out illiterate drivers.

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