ABOUT US

The Driver and Vehicle Licesing Authority (DVLA) is a public organisation under the Ministry of Transport. It was established in 1999 by an Act of Parliament (Act 569), 1999. DVLA replaced the Vehicle Examination and Licensing Division (VELD). By the Act, DVLA is to provide a regulared framework for an enhanced and more effective administration of drivers and vehicles. DVLA was granted partial autonomy by Government in April 2016.


Its key stakeholders are the Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) of Ghana Police Service; Transport Associations; National Road Safety Commission; Ghana National Insurance Commission; Ghana Automobile Distribution Association; Government Technical Training Centre; National Drivers Academy, the Judiciary and the Motoring Public.

OVERVIEW

MISSION


DVLA exist to ensure the use of best practices for licensing drivers and vehicles to promote road safety and environmental sustainanbility, while pursuing integrity, excellece, professionalism and reliability in service delivery.

VISION


The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) is a public organisation under the Ministry of Transport.

MANDATE


DVLA's mandate is to promote good driving standards in the ountry and ensure the use of roadworthy vehicles on the roads and other public places.

FUNCTIONS OF THE AUTHORITY


The DVLA Act 569, 1999, spells out the functions of the Authority as follows:

  • Establish standards and methods for the training and testing of driving instructors and drivers of motor vehicles and riders of motor cycles;
  • Establish standards and methods for the training and testing of vehicle examiners;
  • Provide syllabi for driver raining and the training of Driveing instructors;
  • Issue Driving Licence;
  • Register and license driving schools;
  • License driving instructors;
  • Inspect, test and register motor vehicles;
  • Issue vehicle registration certificates;
  • Issue vehicle examination certificates;
  • Licence and regulate private garages to undertake vehicle texting;
  • Maintain registers containing particulars of licence motor vehicles, driving instructrors and drivers of motor vehicles;
  • Advise the Minister on policy formulation and development strategy for the achievement of the object of the Authority;
  • Ensure strict compliance with this Act and regulations made under it;
  • Carry out such other functions as are incidental to the attainment of the object of the Authority

THE

BOARD

Brig Gen I B Quartey (Rtd)

Board Chairman