Authorities at the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Authority (DVLA) have moved to kick out the activities of unauthorised middlemen (“Goro Boys”) with the introduction of an automated system.
The new system, the DVLA says, will reduce human-to-human interaction in the discharge of its various services.
Activities of the “Goro Boys” have been blamed for the widespread fake vehicle and roadworthy documents and driver’s license in the system.
According to the DVLA, the “Goro Boys” interrupt their work by intercepting documents from clients supposedly to be sent to DVLA officials.
Joy News’ investigations last year, revealed that electronic roadworthy stickers procured by the DVLA are being faked by the fraudsters.
The DVLA was pushed to switch to electronic stickers due to the alarming rate at which the manual stickers were being counterfeited
The DVLA at the beginning of this year pledged to get rid of them by clamping down on their activities.
Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, Kwasi Agyemang Busia, tells Joy News the automated systems will also ensure genuine documentation of vehicles and other services undertaken by the DVLA.
“In the next few weeks you will begin to see the steps that we have taken in trying to reduce the human-to-human interaction and have computerisation take place,” he said.