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DVLA: 13 Staff Interdicted, 3 Appointments Terminated

DVLA: 13 Staff Interdicted, 3 Appointments Terminated

Thirteen employees of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) have been placed on interdiction, and three others have had their employment terminated due to violations of staff discipline, as disclosed by Frank Davies, the Chairman of the DVLA Board.

Davies emphasized that the board would not protect any individual found to have violated the authority’s code of conduct.

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He urged all staff members to uphold impeccable behavior and set an example for others to follow.

While acknowledging the DVLA’s commendable progress in streamlining services and reducing processing times, Davies highlighted persistent challenges, including delays in printing driving licenses, unfavorable attitudes displayed by certain staff members, and an increasing incidence of disciplinary breaches and misconduct.

Speaking at the launch of the 25th anniversary celebration and the opening of the 2023 mid-year review conference in Sunyani, Bono Region, Davies encouraged staff to seek innovative solutions for enhancing processes and service quality.

He stressed that staying up-to-date with technological advancements and embracing emerging trends aligned with international best practices would promote road safety and environmental sustainability.

Davies urged staff to embrace change and view challenges as opportunities for personal and professional growth.

He assured that the DVLA was committed to transforming into a customer-centric organization that remains at the forefront of technological advancement.

The Bono Regional Minister, Justina Owusu-Banahene, commended the DVLA for its efforts to streamline processes and eliminate delays and corrupt practices.

She called for the digitalization of driving license renewals and vehicle registrations, envisioning a future where patrons can conveniently renew licenses and registrations from the comfort of their homes.

Owusu-Banahene also highlighted concerns about roadworthiness, particularly for older heavy-duty trucks causing traffic disruptions.

She urged the DVLA to uphold values of integrity, excellence, professionalism, and reliability.

Kwasi Agyeman Busia, the CEO of the DVLA, advocated for the adoption of electric vehicles to promote eco-friendly transportation in the country.

He emphasized that transitioning to energy-efficient vehicles would reduce the negative impact of fossil fuels on both human health and the environment.

Agyeman Busia mentioned ongoing efforts to evaluate and redefine roles and responsibilities within the organization, aiming for credible salary restructuring.

He also highlighted collaborations with universities such as the University of Ghana, University of Development Studies, and University of Cape Coast to train and issue driving licenses to students.

George Okyere, the Bono Regional Manager of the DVLA, emphasized the significant operational shifts the organization has undergone in the past decade, despite facing challenges from changing customer dynamics and technological advancements.

Okyere noted that the upcoming review provides an opportunity for the DVLA to assess its reforms and develop strategies to enhance its operations.

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