Vehicle owners who wish to register their vehicles in 2019 would have to do so via an electronic platform.
This is a new plan being introduced by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) .
A statement issued by the DVLA and signed by its Public Relations Manager, Francis Asamoah Tuffour, said the move is to “ensure that the time spent at the DVLA office is reduced drastically to prevent overcrowding”.
As a result, individuals who want their vehicles registered next year are to from Monday December 3 to 2018 begin the pre- registration process pending payment on January 2, 2019.
To be issued a new vehicle registration document for 2019, vehicle owners are to
- Present their vehicles to the Private Vehicle Test Station ( PVTS) for inspection
- Present vehicles to DVLA for customs clearance, technical inspection and identity check
- DVLA officer will select the appropriate vehicle category and generate an invoice
- Make payment at the DVLA office from January 2, 2019
- Undergo bio-metric capture at DVLA office
- A new registration document (Certificate of title, Vehicle Smart Card), number plate and other documents would be issued.
According to DVLA, it is imperative for prospective customers to get their Tax Identification Number (TIN) as it is a prerequisite for the registration process.
Meanwhile, “the authority urged vehicle owners to desist from seeking the help of middle men popularly known as ‘goro boys’ to avoid being swindled.”
Uber, Taxify and others to get identification stickers from 2019 – DVLA
The DVLA has also served notice that the activities of all technology-driven transport service providers in the country will be regulated in the first quarter of 2019.
According to the DVLA, vehicles that are used for ride-sharing purposes and operate under Uber, Taxify and other digital transport companies, will be issued with identification stickers from 2019.
The Chief Executive of the DVLA, Kwasi Agyeman Busia, told Citi News that the measure has become important as the private vehicles through technology were serving commercial purposes.
He added that operators of these services would have to renew their roadworthiness certificates twice a year.
“We allow commercial vehicles to have road worthy renewals twice a year, so now they have to do that because now they use those of private cars for commercial. They need to be insured. There will be a sticker that will make them identifiable for all Uber, Taxify and all digital transports. That will be towards the end of this quarter, it will be ready to use. By the beginning of the first quarter in 2019, we will turn it on full steam whereby both Uber and Taxify and all digital transports will be regulated, he said.
By: Nii Larte Lartey | citinewsroom.com | Ghana