The Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister Justice Samuel Adjei, has called on the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) to collaborate with the appropriate state institutions to deal with the high rate of road crashes in the country.
According to him, the spate of road accidents in recent times across the country was alarming and called for bold and pragmatic steps to address it.
Mr. Adjei made the call at the mid-year performance review conference of DVLA being attended by all the 27 districts of the organisation in the country in Sunyani.
He noted that the core mandate of the organisation among others in issuing licensing to prospective drivers as well as checking road worthiness of vehicles should not be sacrificed at the peril of the lives of the people.
Touching on the theme of the conference; ‘Changing the face of DVLA towards self sustenance and reliability in service delivery’, he emphasised the need for the Authority to change its image as well as ensure quality service delivery to the people.
Mr. Adjei commended the organisation for establishing more district offices across the country which had brought their services to the doorsteps of Ghanaians.
Ing. Noble J. Appiah, Chief Executive Officer of DVLA charged regional managers of the Authority to team up and come up with innovative ideas to restore the operational inefficiencies within the organisation.
He announced that as part of measures to improve service delivery to the Ghanaian public, a training school was to be established to train and update the knowledge of their officers to ensure quality service delivery.
According to him the Authority would embark on media campaign and enforcement to deal with the issue of “goro boys”, that is middle men who interfere in the service delivery of the outfit.
He called on the regional managers to engage the services of National Service Personnel to undertake records on the number of vehicles, their categories among others in the country for effective monitoring purposes.
From: Daniel Dzirasah, Sunyani