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[ 2017-11-07 ]

New Drivers’ License to be launched today
The New Smart Drivers’ License will be launched
today, Tuesday, 7th November 2017.

After the launch, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing
Authority (DVLA) will issue smart drivers’
licenses across the country.

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia will launch
the new Smart Drivers’ License that has been
touted to be among the most secured in the world.

Deputy CEO of the Authority, Kwame Appiah Kubi who
spoke to Citi Business News ahead of the launch
expressed optimism that the introduction of the
new system will among other things reduce revenue
leakages normally associated with the application
of drivers’ licenses

“We have to digitize. Which is also part of
government’s target that we remove the human
interface from the system. It’s there that this
issue of “gorro” boys” will be removed, he said.

“Dwindling revenue is also going to be improved,
that is why management came out with this policy
of digitizing almost all our services so that it
will be easier for people to access our services,”
he added.

The new digital card will fast-track the
acquisition of new drivers’ licenses as applicants
will now be able to obtain it within two to four
weeks of application.

The digital drivers’ license is part of
government’s target to remove the human interface
from the process of issuing new licenses.

Middlemen, popularly called “gorro boys” have been
blamed for making the acquisition of new licenses
a chaotic process.

The smart drivers’ license has a contactless chip
to promote good storage of bio-data and personal
driver information.

It will also make use of the latest technology for
secure ID printing that can be easily integrated
with other systems of the DVLA.

Benefits of new Smart Card.

It is expected to enhance the vehicle registration
process because application and processing could
be done online.

It simplifies the transfer of ownership of motor
vehicles registered in another jurisdiction and
eliminates to compose transfer letter(s).
It enables frontline officers of the Authority to
determine the information of vehicle owners during
the registration process in cases where vehicles
were previously registered in another
Acquiring the new drivers’ license will attract an
additional Gh₵91 separate from the present
charges on all other services including
replacement (Gh₵64 + Gh₵91 =
Gh₵155), new license (Gh₵166
+Gh₵91 = Gh₵257) and transferring a
foreign license to Ghanaian one (Gh₵364 +
Gh₵91 = Gh₵445).

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