The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority [DVLA] in collaboration with the National Road Safety commission has embarked on a crackdown of unregistered motorbikes and vehicles in the Sissala East District capital Tumu. The unannounced exercise which began yesterday, Sunday January 14th 2018 took residents of Tumu and its surrounding communities by surprise. All motorbikes and vehicles which were either unregistered or had no number plates were impounded and sent to the forecourt of the Tumu Divisional Police Headquarters.
Speaking to Radford FM News Desk, the technical officer of the upper west branch of DVLA, Mr. Osman Mahmud disclosed that the exercise was a nationwide one to get unregistered motorbikes and vehicles properly registered. He revealed that the team will be carrying the exercise across the entire region. He added that the only way an impounded motorbike or vehicle could be released is when it is properly registered and that owners of motorbikes that will last more than a week or two at their premises will be liable to pay a delinquency fee.
He refuted claims that the team impounds motorbikes which are parked in the open or in front of houses whose owners are not around. He insisted that before the team could impound ones motorbike or vehicle it should have been unregistered or without a number plate and the owner being around.
Being a Tumu market day where most people had come out from the hinterlands to transact businesses, the crackdown affected some of the people who had not prepared to cough out the Three hundred Ghana Cedis motorcycle registration levy. Some of the affected persons told RadfordFM the cost was too high.
It will be recalled that last year the DVLA and the Moto Traffic Unit of the Ghana Police Service in Tumu undertook series of education and sensitization drives on RadfordFM to prepare the Public ready for the registration of their Motorbikes, vehicles, licensing procedure and other in a bid to reduce the incidence of motor theft in the region.


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