The Minister of Transport, Ms. Dzifa Attivor has said the officers of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) who were found indulging in illegal acts in the latest Anas Aremeyaw Anas undercover investigation will be arrested.
“The Police have put in place measures to arrest those people…. Wherever they go, their faces are on the video and we will chase after them and arrest them.”
Undercover investigations at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) established a licence racketeering network of officials at the DVLA and some deviants who issue licences to unqualified individuals for the personal monetary gain of those officials and deviants.
The 12-month investigation, witnessed a breakdown of the system at the DVLA, making it easy for the team to procure licences for mentally and physically challenged persons, market women, expatriates, among other individuals, without going through the usual rigorous process of acquiring a licence.
From the DVLA’s offices at the 37 Military Hospital area, Weija, Tema, Ho, Tamale, among a host of other offices, the culprits facilitated the process of acquiring a licence, including asking an applicant who had sat in the written examination not to tick any answer. Interestingly, that applicant came up tops in the examination.
In Ms Attivor’s opinion, corrupt DVLA officials will continue to impede efforts to transform the organisation if they are not arrested.
Speaking further on the Citi Breakfast Show,the Transport Minister stated that “now that we have seen it clearly, nothing can prevent us from taking them to the appropriate disciplinary system because their faces are there, and whatever they were doing is visible.”
“We want to assure the general public that we are with the system that Anas has provided us with, he has provided an opportunity for us to take action and we are not going to relent on our efforts to improve the system at the DVLA,” she added.
By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana