The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) will embark on a new electronic vehicle registration and documentation system targeted at vehicles with special number plats from the 1st October to 31st December 2018.
It says the exercise is geared towards eliminating fake customized registration number plates in the country.The DVLA has noted that some unscrupulous persons have made a venture out of taking money from drivers interested in having customized number plates and issuing them with fake plates.
Such persons, popularly known as ‘gorro boys’, according to the DVLA have no ties with them and their actions are illegal.
The Public Relations Manager at the DVLA, Francis Asamoah Tuffuor told Citi News that many customized number plates found on some vehicles are not captured in their database as they are fake and not issued by DVLA officials.
He called on drivers with such number plates to contact the DVLA with their documents to have their number plates correctly done.
“We realized that these activities are being pushed by these gorro guys so they can prepare any other number plate to somebody and if you check out the number, it may be more than what is prescribed for people to have so per our system and you see that the number are not in our system at all. So this is a move that we are taking to reregister such vehicles with a special code so we are asking that for vehicles with special numbers, their owners should make sure that they submit their documents to us for it to be properly registered.”
Vehicle owners are expected to present their registration documents to the prestige service center of the DVLA Head Office in Accra.
Vehicle owners whose records are found to be authentic “would be issued with a new Certificate of Title for Motor Vehicle and a Vehicle Registration Smart Card.”
DVLA makes GH¢19.8m in January after cutting out ‘goro boys’
In January 2018, DVLA announced that it had recorded an astronomical jump in revenue from its roadworthiness certificate renewals in after the implementation of its smart card system.
The authority collected GH¢19.8 million from roadworthiness certificate renewals from January 1 to 25, this year, as against a little more than GH¢2.6 million recorded in January 2016 and GH¢2.7 million in January 2017.
According to the Chief Executive of the authority, Mr Kwasi Agyeman Busia, the increase in revenue was as a result of the introduction of the authority’s smart card system.
By: Jessica Aryee & Jonas Nyabor/citinewsroom.com/Ghana
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