The new Board of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) was on Friday inaugurated with a call on them to provide necessary guidance and direction to enable the Authority play its expected role.
The Board has Mr Frank Davies (Esq) as the Chairman.
Others are: Mr. Kwasi Agyeman Busia, Chief Executive, Ing. Mrs. May Obiri-Yeboah, Director-General, National Road Safety Authority, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Francis Aboagye- Nyarko, Director-General, MTTD, representing the Ghana Police Service; Mr. Francis Larbi-Odame, Ghana Automobile Distributors Association and Mr. Francis Yao Agbozo, Ghana Drive.
The rest are: Dr Mahama Wayo, National Insurance Commission, Mr. Emmanuel Ohene-Yeboah, representing the Private Road Transport Provider, Lt. Col Harry Keelson, representing the Ghana Armed Forces, Alhaji Amin Abdul-Rahaman, Director, Finance and Administration, Ministry of Transport, Mr Kwamena Duncan, Government nominee, Mr. Emmanuel P.O. Boakye, Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority and Mr. Robinson Kwasi Martey, Ghana Association of Garages.
In his inaugural address, Mr Kweku Ofori Asiamah, Minister of Transport, said the role of DVLA was key to ensure that vehicles that plied the roads were roadworthy and drivers were qualified to drive them.
He said over the past few years, the Authority had made significant improvement in its services, saying DVLA was an institution that had low penetration of ICT and was confronted with a myriad of challenges to one that epitomized excellence.
“The reportage about DVLA is no longer about ‘goro boys’ and unnecessary delays but one of the good practices,” he said.
Other notable achievements the Minister mentioned include, the Mobile Service and the Tertiary Students driving project, TERTDRIVE which enabled the public and tertiary students to access driver licensing at their doorsteps.
He said DVLA had been mandated to register and track all earthmoving equipment operating in the country.
The move, he said, would ensure that mining operations were sanitized to safeguard the natural environment, adding that, Government was very much concerned over the indiscriminate use of such equipment at unauthorized mining areas.
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