Kumasi DVLA generates GH¢2.6m in 2010

The Kumasi Office of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) generated a total of GH¢2,679,886.06 from its operations last year, as against the GH¢1,020,123.91 generated in 2009.

The increase in revenue generation, which represents 162.5 per cent, indicates that the DVLA is on course to supporting the government raise the needed revenue to initiate poli­cies and programmes that will enhance acceler­ated socio-economic development of the coun­try.

Giving the breakdown of their operations, the Officer in charge of DVLA, Mr Noah Tettey Matey, pointed out that in all, a total of GH¢586,092.00 were generated from the regis­tration of vehicles in 2010 as against GH¢329,625.75 in 2009.

Mr Matey explained that 2,030 motorcycles were registered in 2010 as against 1,505 motor    cycles registered in 2009.

He said in terms of vehicles, a total of 9,564 were registered as against 9,963 registered in 2009, stressing that registration of agriculture and mining construction equipment formed part of their operations.

He said 71 of such equipment were registered last year as against 86 registered in 2009.

Mr Matey said revenue generated from dri­vers who renewed their roadworthy certificates in 2010 was GH¢1,097,001.27, as against GH¢223,440.54 in 2009, stressing that revenue generated from drivers who renewed their licences amounted to GH¢983,634.44 in 2010 as against GH¢407,859.37.

He said in terms of cover notes, a total rev­enue of GH¢58,149.35 was generated last year, while GH¢59,198.25 was generated in 2009.

Mr Matey said the increase in revenue from their operations during the period under review would have soared if the activities of ‘goro’ boys were curtailed.

He said ‘goro’ boys had succeeded in forg­ing the new roadworthy stickers which was introduced in October last year by the DVLA.

“The forging of the roadworthy stickers is very disturbing because instead of vehicle own­ers coming to our offices to renew their docu­ments, they rather go to the goro boys, thus undermining our operations”, he complained.

Mr Matey stressed “This    also affects income generation that supports national development, so I am making a passionate appeal to the police to support us flush out these ‘goro’ boys”.

He said, “Revenue generation is likely to increase tremendously if the ‘goro’ boys are completely flushed out, so the police should intensify their operations to unravel the mystery surrounding the forging of our documents to save money that goes into private pockets”.

Source: Daily Graphic

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