The Driver Vehicle and License Authority (DVLA), has denied allegations that its leadership has set up a task-force to destroy vital vehicle documents on government vehicles, especially that of Toyota Land Cruiser V8s.
There were rumors rife on social media alleging that the DVLA Chief Executive Officer, John Noble Appiah, who is said to be a cousin of First Lady Lordina Mahama, sanctioned a task-force to destroy the vehicle documents.
But in an interview with Citi News, the Public Relations Officer of the DVLA, Kwaku Afari, said the “DVLA is not destroying any vehicle document whatsoever” as he clarified that the processes arousing suspicion formed part of the authority’s ongoing data digitization process. He explained that, earlier in 2016, the DVLA “started an exercise towards digitizing vehicle records and we are doing this with a company called intelligence card production systems.”
“For the purposes of convenience, we agreed that we should move the documents from our various stations in batches so that our work does not suffer; so the documents you saw that are in vehicles are actually for a batch of vehicles that were moved from the DVLA 37 office to the ICPS office on the Spintex Road, for them to be scanned so we can have soft copies of the vehicle documents,” Mr. Afari explained.