The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) in the Upper East Region on Monday began impounding state and private vehicles without road-worthy certificates.
Speaking in an interview on A1 Radio after day-one of the operation, Regional Manager of DVLA, Mutawakil Abdulai said the exercise is intended to rid off-the-road all vehicles without road-worthy certificates; thereby ensuring road traffic regulations are adhered to.
“We will come after you and we will take you off the road. If you check the caliber of vehicles we picked, all types of vehicles were picked. We picked government vehicles, we pick agric, we pick ministry of health, we pick assembly vehicles; whatever, we pick. All what we are saying is that unless you are exempted from paying road-worthy.” He warned.
Mr. Abdulai noted that whiles the operation ensures only road worthy vehicles are allowed to ply the roads; it as well helps generate revenue for the state.
Having notified all relevant stakeholders in the industry, he said “We are going to continue the exercise; we are going to sustain it to make sure that we’ll sanitize the roads. We are having a very bad trend these days in terms of road accidents. The number of fatalities coming up is not something good for Ghana; and if we don’t sit up, you don’t know who is next.”