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EXPOSED!! Attempts to Blackmail DVLA CEO Backfires

EXPOSED!! Attempts to Blackmail DVLA CEO Backfires
EXPOSED!! Attempts to Blackmail DVLA CEO Backfires

License Plate Manufacturers and some nation wreckers in the DVLA have been cited for alleged sabotage and engaging in some nefarious activities against the C.E.O for the Driver and Vehicle License Authority in his quest in transforming and digitizing the registration system in Ghana.

In an attempt to block financial leakages in the sector and maximize more revenue for the state the Management and Board of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) have introduced high security and digitized trade licensing, among other reforms with the aim of improving efficiency and security which has given birth to immediate results.

The DVLA is working within its mandate to contribute to the overall government agenda of digitizing the economy whilst significantly enhancing the ease of doing business in the country which forms part of the long term plans for the sector.

However, ongoing investigations have revealed, the move is facing stiff resistance from a cabal of license plate manufacturers and elements within the DVLA who have created a dangerous and powerful “mafia” bent on sabotaging the good works of the C.E.O and the entire transition because it’s going against their selfish gains.

Shockingly, the DVLA recorded a huge increment in revenue in less than a month with the introduction of the Hologram on the DV plates which has exposed the fraudulent activities within the plate manufacturing enclave and how they have been milking the authority and the state for the past twenty years.

To appreciate the gravity of the threat and loss in revenue, it is reported that an average of 7,000 DP plates are sold every month at a cost GhC 154 per plate and the number would triple after the successful rollout of the new digital platform.

In 2019, the total number of DV plates sold was 17,000 at a cost of 350 per plate. Therefore, the total revenue realized from DV plates was Five million, nine hundred and fifty thousand Ghana cedis (5,950,000).

Ironically, at the turn of 2020, the DVLA instructed the plate manufacturers to submit the plates to the authority for HOLOGRAMS to be embossed on them with security features before they are issued out.

This simple but effective undertaking by the DVLA C.E.O revealed that for just 18 days, from the period of 2nd to 20th January 2020, a total of 23,000 plates were sold generating a whopping amount of eight million and fifty thousand Ghana cedis (8,050,000) which raised huge eyebrows matching the figures against 17,000 plates for the whole of 2019.

Clearly, this was enough testament that the old system was flawed and this necessitated the introduction of a robust and secured digitized system to block all revenue leakages but ongoing investigations point to a group that have links and friends at high places who are moving heavens on earth to sabotage the CEO and preventing the new registration technology from fully taking off.

However, it is also a wake-up call for government, law enforcers and national security apparatus to delve deeper into the shocking developments that are threatening operations of DVLA which could cost the nation millions of dollars.

More chilling revelations will be revealed in due course.