21 January 2013

Ghana: Ashanti DVLA Licenses 2,000 Vehicles

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has licensed over 2,000 vehicles in the Ashanti Region as at last week Wednesday, January 15, 2013, at the rate of 150 vehicles daily.

The Ashanti Regional Manager of the DVLA, Mr. Noah Tetteh Martey, who disclosed this, bemoaned the situation where vehicles owners delighted in the craze to have new registration numbers to give the impression that their vehicles are brand new.

Mr. Martey noted that the situation has made the period between January and March every year looks like a peak season at the DVLA, resulting in long queues and delays in processing licences.

He said vehicle owners could help his outfit ease the pressure if they decide to register their vehicles between October and December, when the DVLA experiences a slack in business, so far as the licensing of new vehicles is concerned.

The DVLA Regional head complained about the activities of middlemen, commonly called 'goro' boys, and disclosed that the DVLA had mounted a rigorous campaign to halt their activities.

Mr. Martey warned DVLA clients not to engage the services of 'goro' boys to avoid being issued with fake documents.

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