Used Motor Vehicle Imports and the Impact on Transportation in Zambia

"In May, 2014, then Transport, Works, Supply and Communications Minister Christopher Yaluma, announced that Government would not limit the age of motor vehicles imported into Zambia. This was in response to concerns voiced by some stakeholders in the transport sector regarding the condition of some of the second-hand motor vehicle imports. The Minister argued that limiting the age of imported motor vehicles would disadvantage the majority of Zambians who can hardly afford to buy motor vehicles. But was this the right decision? This study assesses the implications of the policy on second-hand motor vehicle importation in Zambia focussing on motor vehicle ageing and roadworthiness."