Cape Coast,– The Central Regional Driver and Vehicle License Authority (DVLA) has registered 182 vehicles between January 3 and January 4, representing a six per cent increase.
In the same period last year, the Authority registered 172.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Mr Lawrence Adom, the Regional Manager, said 80 were commercial vehicles, 41 private and 62 motorcycles.
The Regional Boss said a total of 4,400 vehicles were registered in 2021 and gave the breakdown as 1,062 private, 1,185 commercial vehicles, 1,449 tricycles and 704 motorcycles.
Mr Adom said to reduce the hours clients spend at their offices to register their vehicles, a pre-inspection exercise had been instituted for motorists to go through a month or two before registration was booked.
He said vehicles due for registration in January had undergone the pre-inspection exercise in November last year to help quicken the process.
“We have realized that this strategy is helping and we intend to use it to its fullest to minimise the stress people go through the customs department to pay duty; all of these are checked during the Pre-inspection exercise,” he added.
Speaking on managing COVID-19 and the crowd, he said the Regional office had created a waiting area for its clients to ensure the protocols were religiously adhered to.
“Our national service personnel have been positioned to ensure that clients go through the COVID-19 protocols, direct and guide them on where to begin their processes,” he said.
He said the Authority would continue serving in the interest of the public, urging them to go through the right channel when in need of any of their services.
“We will serve everybody notwithstanding the pressures or the numbers,” he said.
Source: Ghana News Agency