The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has called on drivers, vehicle owners, ride-hailing companies to observe all guidelines intended for companies who plan to sign up to the Digital Transport Systems (DTC) in the country to ensure their safety and security.
The guidelines were issued by DVLA, in consultation with the Ministry of Transport, National Road Safety Commission, the MTTD of Ghana Police Service and other key stakeholders.
Among other things, it stated that, the owners of vehicles must present their vehicles, including the Vehicle Registration Certificate, (VRC) to the Digital Transport Center (DTC) for verification and authentication, in case they plan to sign up to the platform.
“The owner must present the vehicle, including the Vehicle Registration Certificate, (VRC) to the Digital Transport Center (DTC) located at the DVLA Head Office at Cantonments, Accra, for verification and authentication,” the statement noted.
“Where the owner is unable to be physically present, his/her representative must present a duly signed Power of Attorney document at the DTC and the representative must also present a valid ID document (Driver’s Licence, Passport, National ID etc) in order to complete the process,” the statement added.
Among other guidelines, the statement urged all drivers to present their Driver’s Licence to the DTC for verification and Authentication. Unlike in the case of the vehicle owner, the driver must be physically present for this activity.
The Authority also called on the digital transport system provider to provide proof of company registration to the Authority to be signed on to the DTS System and once they are signed on, only verified and approved vehicles and drivers must be enrolled on your platform.