The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has handed over a van to support Citi TV’s War Against Indiscipline (WAI) campaign.
The van is to augment the efforts of the Police while a team of enforcement officers from the DVLA inspect the authenticity of licenses and road worthiness of offending drivers.
WAI, which is an exercise in partnership with the enforcement unit of the Ghana Police Service has arrested undisciplined drivers for road traffic offences.
Chief Executive Officer of the DVLA, Kwesi Agyeman Busia, praised the collaborative exercise and announced plans to make it possible for commercial drivers to get licenses through the front door.
“In our strategic plan for 2020, there is the consolidation of assistance. We are monitoring the impact of what we have done. We will take the lessons and reinforce them back to consolidation. But for us to implement, we need the media, NRSC and MTTD to be on the same page to make it happen. The more we can collaborate and reinforce our efforts and yours, the better it will be for road safety in this country. The bus that we have that we are dedicating to you will hopefully broaden the impact of the thing we are doing.”
On his part, Chief Executive Officer of Citi TV and Citi FM, Samuel Attah-Mensah reiterated the commitment of the station to rid the roads off recalcitrant drivers.
“There are some people who are driven by impunity because of their statuses in society and the cause a lot of damage. The challenge is that the police are seriously handicapped in terms of resources for the purposes of enforcement. We don’t sit in a place of helping the police with their resources but the little DVLA can do, we need to whip up the public awareness. This is what we have positioned ourselves to do.”
This is not the first time, DVLA has assisted the WAI campaign.
In July 2019, the management of the Authority dedicated one of its newly acquired mobile vans to help check the authenticity of drivers’ license.