DVLA opens office in Wenchi

The DVLA Wenchi office building

The DVLA Wenchi office building

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has opened an office in Wenchi in the Brong-Ahafo Region, the fifth in the region and twenty- ninth in the whole country.

The office would serve customers within that enclave who, hitherto, travel to Techiman and Kintampo to access vehicle registration services, among others.

Speaking at the inauguration, Akwasi Agyeman Busia, Chief Executive Officer of the DVLA, noted that the Authority was poised for excellence in its service delivery.

“To realise the dream, we would invest in our digital and physical infrastructure space, and also make capacity building programmes a top priority to enable our employees to enhance quality service delivery to our customers.

The Authority, Mr Busia said, was introducing new innovations such as the introduction of some local dialects into their system in order to serve the various segments of people who would be patronising any DVLA office in the country.

DVLA was also partnering with the Environmental Protection Agency to implement national stands on vehicle emissions, so as to reduce air pollution, he added.

Mr Busia said the benefits of the collaboration between EPA and DVLA would contribute to government efforts at eliminating air borne and respiratory diseases in the system.

The Minister of Transport, Kweku Ofori Asiamah, urged the various transport unions in the country to ensure that their members (drivers) do not engage in substance or drug abuse before driving in order to reduce accidents on the roads.

He described the death of nearly 2,000 people and over 3,000 injuries recorded through road accidents last year as “frightening and unacceptable”, and called on all road users to adhere to road signs and regulations to curb the situation.

The minister also called on the law enforcement agencies to enforce the law to check the growing indiscipline by motorists on the road.

While commending officials of DVLA for the new office complex, he encouraged the staff to take good care of the building and the equipment to ensure its longevity.

The board chairman of DVLA, Frank Davies, entreated staff of the Authority to give of their best and make customers the centrepiece of their operations.

He also warned that any staff found exhibiting inappropriate behaviour, which would mar the integrity of the Authority, would not be spared.

On his part, Dr Prince Afriyie Kwakye, Wenchi MCE said the opening of the new DVLA office in the area “is the beginning of more development initiatives by the government to project Wenchi as a service centre to the people of Ghana.”

From Daniel Dzirasah, Wenchi

 

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