Good News – Highway Code To Be Translated Into Vernacular




The Zimbabwe Government has given Midlands State University through its department of languages the task to translate the Highway Code into the country’s 16 official languages.

Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Felix Mhona said prospective drivers licence holders will soon be allowed to take their provisional licence test in languages they are comfortable with.

“Licencing system would also be extended to a pictorial form to cater for the illiterate.

“The MSU is seized with the matter through their department of language and the idea basically is to align with the wise counsel of our visionary leader , President Mnangagwa , that leaves no one behind, “ he said.

“If you learn in English ,you will also write the test in English nothing will change”

“Those who are illiterate in the SADC region , we are going to use pictorial form for road signs”

Minister Mhona reiterated that the project would be implemented in tandem with the harmonization of the SADC signage protocol which carries with ,some carriage way markings danger warning signs among other compliant issues, in the protocols.

Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Amon Murwira said those tasked with the translation process will be done by year end.

Ross Moyo

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