As part of efforts to improve road safety in the Northern Region, the Management of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) paid a courtesy call on the leadership of the University of Development Studies (UDS) in Tamale on Friday, June 22, 2023.
The goal of the cordial call was to forge a strategic alliance between the two organizations to uphold regional road safety.
It was also designed to support the UDS leadership in raising awareness of road safety among students.
Mr. Kwasi Agyeman Busia, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DVLA, disclosed that DVLA has introduced some initiatives and reforms, such as the tertiary drive service, which affords students in tertiary institutions the opportunity to acquire a valid driver’s license before becoming graduates, which will be an added advantage for them.
According to him, the University would be running a joint training program on transport economics with the DVLA to meet the changing trends in the management of transport businesses.
Mr. Busia indicated that the initiatives would also help reduce the number of students involved in road accidents.
According to him, the DVLA has started working on its system to improve the quality of services for customers.
He also added that, as part of the DVLA mandate, the leadership is working hard to ensure that good driving standards are promoted throughout the country to save lives.
For his part, the Vice Chancellor of UDS, Professor Seidu Al-Hassan, maintained the University is also looking forward to signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the DVLA for a sustainable strategic plan to promote road safety on the campus.
He also urged the DVLA to develop digitalization systems that can enhance and speed up quality service delivery for customers.
Source: Sena Fetri