Guidelines to regulate the operations of ride-hailing transport service operators in the country have been introduced by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) Under the guidelines, drivers and owners of Uber, Bolt and Yango vehicles are to pay a total of 120 cedis every year at the DVLA as vehicle verification and authentication fee. Owners of these vehicles are to present the vehicles at the Digital Transport Centre at the DVLA headquarters at Cantonments in Accra, together with the Vehicle Registration Certificate for verification and authentication. They will pay a 60-cedi fee for the verification and authentication process, a statement issued by the DVLA dated November 7 announced. “Having successfully signed up, the vehicle must now undergo roadworthy examination and certification every six months as it is the case for all commercial vehicles,” it stated.
Drivers of these ride hailing services under the guidelines, are mandated to present their driver’s licence at DVLA headquarters for verification and authentication, for which they will pay 60 cedis for the services every year.
“This service is renewable annually,” the statement indicated, adding “drivers must ensure that, at all times, they possess a valid driver’s licence”.