The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has denied reports that its task force is destroying vehicle documents ostensibly to conceal some vital information as the NDC government prepares to leave office.
The authority also denied claims that its Chief Executive, Mr. Noble Appiah, was related to the First Lady, Mrs. Lordina Mahama.
Mr. Kwaku Darko Aferi, Head of Public Relations at the DVLA, explained that “pictures that are fuelling such allegations, especially on social media, are part of exercises to digitise all vehicle records pertaining to overcrowding of storage facilities”.
He said at the beginning of this year, the authority started a process to digitise all vehicle records for effective administration and records keeping at the press of a button.
“For purposes of convenience, the DVLA agreed on a timetable with the company doing the digitisation, Intelligent Card Processing Systems (ICPS), and insisted that the documents be moved in batches so that, at any point in time, some documents will be available so that the authority’s work will not suffer.
“Three days ago, ICPS finished one set of documents and returned them at the 37 Office and those are the documents seen in the vehicle in the pictures that are making rounds,” he explained.
Making a case for the transparent nature in which the DVLA handled the project, he said advertisements were placed in The Ghanaians Times and the Daily Graphic, explaining the significance of the exercise.
To him, the allegations were “completely false and must be ignored by the citizenry,” adding that they should continue to work with the DVLA for better service delivery.
By Times Reporter