DVLA begins distribution of drivers’ licences

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has begun the distribution of licences to prospective drivers.

So far about 40,000 licences have been dispatched to regional offices nationwide for distribution.

The distribution is in fulfillment of a promise made in October by the transport minister to start the distribution by today November 1.

Outgoing Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, Rudolf Beckley told Joy News “the DVLA made a promise to Ghanaians that the backlog of licences will be printed by October 31 and distributed to owners of licences by the first week of November.

“I am glad to announce today that the licences have been printed and the first batch totaling 40,000 pieces are here and will be distributed to the various stations for onward distribution to the respective owners across the country”, he said.

Mr Beckley said the DVLA is hopeful to clear the rest of the backlog by the end of the week, adding that drivers’ licences should now be easy to acquire.

He indicated that some National Service Personnel have been trained and will assist the Authority in distributing the licences to their rightful owners.

Offices of the Authority across the country will have dedicated offices for the collection of licences, adding there is no need to rush for them.

“I want to assure my country men and women that we do not need to rush into the various points for the collection of the licences because in the course of the month until December, the licences will be available for distribution so we want to plead that owners of the licences should go to the DVLA offices in their own time to collect their licences”.

He said those whose licences are not part of the batch released will be given temporary licences while a new one is prepared for them.

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