Mr Hayford Acheampong, Western Regional Assistant Manager (Technical) of the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Authority (DVLA) has disclosed that his office has registered more vehicles since resuming from the Christmas break as compared to the same period last year, recording a 10% increase in revenue.
He announced that the office has registered 92 motorbikes and tricycles and 342 vehicles out of which 257 are private and 85 commercial vehicles, as of January 04 – January 10, 2022.
The breakdown is as follows:
January 04 had 100 private vehicles, 34 commercial vehicles and 37 motorbikes/tricycles.
January 05 had 53 private vehicles, 11 commercial vehicles and 12 motorbikes/tricycles.
January 06 had 58 private vehicles, 14 commercial vehicles and 26 motorbikes/tricycles.
January 10 had 46 private vehicles, 26 commercial vehicles and 17 motorbikes/tricycles.
This he said, has generated an amount of GHc 50,468.00 as against GHc 43,062.00 of the same period last year showing a difference of GHc 7,406.
Mr Acheampong who made the disclosure in an interview with iGOGHANA attributed the success to constant education on its operations, improvement in infrastructure such as the expansion of the office building leading to accessibility and flexibility for registration.
He added that the office has beefed up security at the place by using internal security and engaging the services of police personnel who controls the entry and exit arrangements at the premises.
Mr Acheampong also touted the gains of the Takoradi office and mentioned the resolve of his office to continue providing quality and stress-free service to its clients throughout the year.
However, he also bemoaned the lack of detailed information for registration processing on the part of clients and the situation where clients feel reluctant to personally come to the office to sign documents covering their registration.
He, therefore, called on prospective clients and all clients to personally walk to the office for all their registration rather than leaving it in the hands of others to do it on their behalf to avoid delays.
Mr Acheampong implored Ghanaians to adhere to road traffic regulations, road signs and markings to ensure that travellers were safe on the roads.
He noted that transport was an essential service that cannot be taken for granted and as much as the people need it, stakeholders must adhere to road traffic regulations and the laws that govern it to ensure that patrons were saved.
According to him, the lives lost are precious which cannot be replaced hence, the need to do everything possible by both drivers and passengers to observe the road safety regulations to save more lives on the roads.