All documents for vehicle registration and ownership will now be handled by a single office thanks to an agreement between government ministries to simplify red tape, the Maputo daily paper Noticias reports. Under the terms of the accord all institutions involved in importing and registering vehicles the customs service (run by the interior ministry), the national traffic institute (transport ministry) and the vehicle records office (justice ministry) will be represented at a single counter to be created in all cities across the country. The same agreement also contemplates the unification of the vehicle registration booklet and certificate of ownership, which are currently two separate documents issued by different institutions. However, no indication has been given of when the new procedures will come into effect.
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