The new Governing Board of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) was inaugurated at the Ministry of Transport with the call on them to provide necessary guidance and direction to enable the Authority play its expected role.
It has Frank Davies Esq. as the Board Chairman. Others are: Mr. Kwasi Agyeman Busia, the Chief Executive, Ing. Mrs. May Obiri-Yeboah, Director-General, National Road Safety Authority, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Francis Aboagye- Nyarko, Director-General, Motor Traffic and Transport Department (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, Hon. 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, the Minister of Transport, Hon. Kweku Ofori Asiamah said the role of DVLA at ensuring that vehicle that ply the roads are road worthy and drivers are qualified to drive them.
He said over the past few years, the Authority has made significant improvement in its services, saying DVLA was an institution that had low penetration of ICT and confronted of myriad of challenges to one that epitomises excellence.
‘The reportage about DVLA is no longer about ‘goro boys’ and unnecessary delays but one of good practices’, he said.
Other remarkable achievement the Minister mentioned include, the Mobile Service and the Tertiary Students driving project, TERTDRIVE which enables the public and tertiary students to access driver licensing at their doorsteps.
He indicated that DVLA has been mandated to register and track all earth moving equipment operating in the country. The move, he said, is to ensure that mining operations are sanitised to safeguard the natural environment saying, government is very much concerned at the indiscriminate use of such equipment at an unauthorised mining areas.
The ceremony which was jointly inaugurated with that of the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) has Mr. Prosper Kafui Semevo, Director, Driver Training, Testing and Licensing (DTTL) as a member.
On behalf of both Boards, Mr. Frank Davies thanked the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the sector Minister for the confidence reposed on them and assured that they will discharge their duties with diligence and service to God and country.