The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Adaklu Constituency, Hon. Kwame Governs Agbodza, has urged disgruntled drivers forced to pay the "illegal" GHC108 fee for first aid kits at the DVLA, to take legal action against the DVLA.
According to the Adaklu legislator, who was speaking on radio XYZ on Wednesday evening, said the DVLA's (Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority) decision to sell first aid kits at GHC108 was nothing short of illegal, and urged drivers not to pay the fee.
The disgruntled Adaklu MP urged drivers unhappy with the situation to take their grievances to court, and added that the DVLA may have overstepped its mandate in this particular case.
“Charging the motoring public GHc 108 to buy a First Aid kit that they can buy on the street for GHc 10 or GHc 20 is out of context. What is in that? DVLA should be mindful of the fact that we all have the kits here. We can all see what they are trying to sell to the public. They are just trying to use it as a means of income generation which is not part of their mandate. They should stop it. It’s an illegality. I’m urging the drivers to go to court,” he said.
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Hon. Kwame Adaklu Mensah went on to say that drivers should be quick to lodge their complaints, adding that for drivers to be forced to fork out GHC 108 for a first aid kit that they readily buy elsewhere for GHC10 to GHC20 is "out of context".
The National Democratic Congress lawmaker went on to say that the DVLA should know that Ghanaians can see what's being done, and that this is just a means to generating income even though it's not part of their mandate.
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