DVLA Determined To Fight Corruption
Kwasi Agyeman Busia, CEO of DVLA
The Chairman of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing
Authority (DVLA) board, Frank Davies, has cautioned staff of the authority
against acts of corruption.
Mr. Davies said the authority was determined to stamp
out corrupt practices in the system and would not countenance any staff member
who engages in it. He gave the warning in Sunyani in the Bono Region during a
three-day mid-year review workshop organised by the authority.
The board chairman said DVLA was creating a new image
for itself to become the best public service organisation worthy of emulation;
and it would depend on the hard work of the staff to make that happen. “The new
executives of the authority have worked hard to erase the bad image of the
authority as being corrupt to introduce technologically innovative methods that
have eliminated personal contact in doing business with clients,” he stated.
He pointed out that doing business with the authority is
now efficient, where transactions like vehicle registrations and licence
acquisition are all done electronically and owners issued with vehicle
registration smart cards. He said the technology introduced was phasing out the
middlemen (Goro Boys) syndrome that created a lot of inconveniences for
“As we commend ourselves for the successes chalked up
over the years, I want to caution individual staff who want to ride at the back
of the authority to amass wealth to be careful, because the board would not
countenance any act that seeks to mar the reputation of the authority again,”
he emphasised, adding “such a person would not be spared but shown the exit and
possibly be prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to others.”
Chief Executive Officer of DVLA, Kwasi Agyeman Busia,
said the authority had added new services like ride sharing with Uber and
Taxify in the area of regulation.
“There is also the introduction of bi-annual
registration of vehicles, better aligned, better control securitised licence
plate manufacturing with centralised embossing, authentication of vehicle insurance either during
registration or renewal of road worthiness, among others, currently being
piloted at the headquarters,” he said.
FROM Daniel Y. Dayee, Sunyani