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