Two ‘goro’ boys at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) office in Takoradi have been arrested.
Briefing the media after the arrest of Isaac Enyan alias Boardman and Joseph Tannoh, the Western Regional Director of DVLA, Mr. Emmanuel T. K. Narh, said the ‘goro’ boys had been in the system for sometime now.
He said after taking office barely three months ago, he decided to collaborate with the MTTU to deal with the existence of fake documents in the system.
Mr. Narh quoted Act 569 of DVLA which demanded good driving standards and other traffic documents and added that roadworthiness was not only about the sticker which was a symbolic document about the vehicle.
He noted that faking of DVLA documents had defeated the authority’s mandate and urged Ghanaians to desist from engaging middlemen for services they could obtain easily direct from DVLA offices, adding that the practice, which was criminal also denied government of substantial revenue.
He said although the new stickers were introduced just at the end of last year the ‘goro’ boys managed to duplicate them.
Mr. Narh advised members of the public to do business directly with DVLA officials instead of depending on middlemen.
The Second in Command of the Regional MTTU, ASP Emmanuel K. Essel, said his outfit had information that a syndicate was operating at the DVLA offices so he sent someone with GH¢60 to get him a road worthy certificate for his vehicle.
He said when the sticker was brought, he used the two way scanner supplied by DVLA to the police to test it and detected that it was fake so some personnel were sent to the place and with the assistance from the DVLA officials the two suspects were arrested.
Mr. Essel said the leader of the syndicate who allegedly did his national service with the DVLA was on the run, and every effort was being made by the police to arrest him.
From Peter Gbambila,