Deputy Transport Minister drives without a driver's license

Deputy Transport Minister drives without a driver's license

- Deputy Transport Minister, Joyce Bawah-Mogtari says she does not drive with a driver's licence

- Joyce Bawah-Mogtari has called on the need for the DVLA to renew the means for the application of driver's licenses

Deputy Transport Minister drives without a driver's license

Deputy Transport Minister, Joyce Bawah-Mogtari

Deputy Transport Minister, Joyce Bawah-Mogtari has revealed that she does not drive with a driver's licence.

Lamenting over the challenges involved in acquiring a driver's licence in Ghana on Class FM, Joyce Bawah-Mogtari revealed that she had personally gone through difficulties in getting her licence renewed at the authority.

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"I have only been lucky that nobody has stopped me and asked me for one…I suspect the MTTU themselves have come to understand why a lot of people do not tender licences when they stop them. I went to them [the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority, DVLA to renew my driver’s licence; this was two years ago. They actually gave me this temporary sheet of paper that I think I even lost along the line. Can you imagine that for a company that made me register online, took photographs, test my eyesight and all of that, [and had been] issuing me with a driver’s licence all those years, I asked someone to just find my records from their system [and] I was shocked when I got a reply back asking for my date of birth. I got another text asking for my full name and, as we speak, they have not traced that driver’s licence, so, this is a personal experience," she stated.

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Acquiring a driver's licence remains one of the most difficult in Ghana as issues of bureaucracy and corruption remains the most commented on.

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