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DVLA boss dismisses rumor that new licenses will be overpriced

June 19, 2017 3:45 PM
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The Driver Vehicle and Licensing Authority (DVLA) Chief Executive has dismissed claims by sections of the media that the new drivers license will cost consumers GHC450.

The DVLA's new drivers license and vehicle registration cards, which were supposed to have been introduced as of June 18th, has had many potentially new drivers license holders worried.

Certain rumors had it that the new license and registration fee would end up costing consumers a whopping GHC450, representing more than a one hundred percent price increase from the older license's price.

Touching on the subject during a brief press conference, the DVLA stated that the new license may end up costing between GHC50 and GHC80, as opposed to the GHC450 fee that has been circulating.

Mr. Kwesi Agyemang Busia, the authority's Chief Executive Officer, speaking to Joy News stated that the new license would sport enhanced new security features, making it almost impossible duplicate.

“This is a unique card with a contact chip in it which is popular across the world like the new biometric passport," he said.

Mr. Busia stated that some of the new license's security features would be visible to the naked, while others will not be. He went on to say that the new features would help the authority plug the financial leakage caused by fraudsters and "goro boys".


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