Transport Minister, Madam Dzifa Aku Attivor, has announced the commitment of government to extend the services of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) to the door steps of Ghanaians.
According to her, whilst in advance countries, growing vehicles on the road is leading to reductions of road crushes, the reverse is the situation in the developing world.
She regretted that in spite of concrete and the tangible efforts by the John Dramani Mahama’s government, the country was still recording loss of lives, due to the indiscipline on the roads.
Madam Attivor reiterated the readiness of her Ministry to work closely with all major players in the road transport sector and the sub-sectors to bring down the rate of accidents in the country.
The Minister made these remarks yesterday, when she commissioned a multi-purpose office complex for the DVLA in the Sefwi Wiawso Municipality of the Western Region.
According to her, the transformation of the country’s economy and the improvement in the living conditions of the people can only be achieved if the country’s transport infrastructure is put in shape.
She told the gathering that the new road traffic regulations make it mandatory for all drivers to go through thorough re-examination before renewing their licenses.
The Minister paid a glowing tribute to the immediate past Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the DVLA, Dr. Justice Amegashie for laying the solid foundation in the process of transport authority.
On his part, the CEO of DVLA, Mr. Rudolph Beckley, task the workers of the Authority to treat those who visits the facility with respect and dignity, adding that it is the surest way of enjoying support from the beneficiary communities.
Mr. Beckley noted that the DVLA would not compromise when it comes to the delivery of quality services.
He took the gathering through all the services the DVLA would be providing to the people living in the catchment area of the new office.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the area, Mr. Larry Ackaah, thanked the DVLA for opening the office, and promised the Assembly’s
willingness to work closely with the DVLA to reduce road crushes in the area.