United Kingdom (UK) based Ghanaian citizen has taken to social media to praise the digital revolution that has been championed by the vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
The Vice President since assuming office has led the digitalization drive, an agenda which he believes has the ability to unlock Ghana’s future potential, not only creating employment, by placing Ghana on the path of prosperity.
Sharing his experience of his Facebook page, Nana Hesse Ogyiri commended the vice president for the good work he is doing to make accessing services easier without difficulties.
Expressing his appreciation on how effective and efficient the new system made it easy for him to acquire his Driver’s License, he said,
“On Monday this week, I had a flight to catch back to the US after a very short visit home. Having been stopped several times by police to inspect my driver’s license and being “bullied” whenever I showed my Massachusetts driver’s license I decided to get a Ghana driver’s license before leaving to the airport.”
He continued, “I got to the DVLA head office, told them my story and they agreed to help me. I paid the exact requisite fees and they asked for my foreign driver’s license. Within 5 minutes they were able to pull out my worldwide driving record and whether my driver’s license had been linked to any criminal or bad issues. They gave me a copy of that record in a clean envelope which I still have. They then asked me to do eye tests, biometrics and pictures.”
Touching on time efficiency at the office which has been possible as a result of automated system and digitalization, the political activist pointed out that,
“They asked me to wait for 20 minutes while the license was being processed. I tell you they even offered me coffee while I was waiting. Within an hour I got my Ghana driver’s license. I have never had any such experience in my life anywhere in the world. Driver’s license offices were where I had my worst government experiences everywhere. Ghana DVLA of today made me feel proud of my country this Monday.”
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) is a public-sector organisation under the Ministry of Transport. It was established in 1999 by an Act of Parliament (Act 569), 1999. DVLA replaced the Vehicle Examination and Licensing Division (VELD). By the Act, DVLA is to provide a regulated framework for an enhanced and more effective administration of drivers and vehicles. DVLA was weaned off government subvention in March, 2016.
The Authority undertake Vehicle registration, licensing, and ensuring vehicle road worthiness among others.