The Management and board of of the DVLA has introduced a high security and digitized trade licensing with the aim of improving efficiency and security.
The much anticipated introduction would also improve revenue generation at the ports on imported vehicles.
The DVLA, as an establishment of law, is working within its mandate to contribute to the overall government agenda of digitizing the economy whilst significantly enhancing the ease of doing business in the country.
Notwithstanding the increased security of the system and process improvements, the cost of acquiring a DP License remains unchanged. The cost still remains at GHC154.00
This upgrade of the DP License from the current insecure metal plate to a secure electronic DP STICKER is also to enable the DVLA introduce cutting edge technology to the management of the DP License as it has done to some of its products like the continuous improvement from the paper booklet drivers license to the current smart Driver’s License.
This upgrade will ensure that those intending to fake the DP License will not be able to do so.
In addition, this digitization is part of the DVLA’s long term plan to securing the whole vehicle registration regime in Ghana, making it one of the very best in the world.
With the new DP license, power has been given to the citizens and law enforcement officers to verify the validity of DP License at any given time using various devices including a YAM phone via USSD and barcode scanners.
This new DP LICENSE is environmentally friendly, bio degradable and has low carbon footprint as compared to the metal plates which the DVLA adopted years ago.
Previously the Law enforcement agencies could not check if a vehicle was using a valid DP license on the road or not. But with the new digitized DP license, this is now a given possibility since the law enforcement officers and the general public can check the authenticity and validity of a DP license on a real time basis.
Other West African countries like Togo and ivory coast currently issue digitized Trade licenses which has helped them to work cordially with Interpol and other international law agencies to track stolen vehicles at the points of entry whilst generating more revenue for the government.
Distributors and agents at the Port have welcomed this system and believe this smart solution is more convenient than the manual metal Plates system.
They believe this Solution will increase transparency and accountability, and should be expanded to all the entry points to block the leakages and increase government revenues immensely.
The current Board and Management of the DVLA has embraced technology and would continue to improve on its services to the general public whiles helping the government to increase its revenue.
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