News & Other Data


I’ll rid DVLA of ‘Goro boys’ – Transport minister designate

Thursday, February 2, 2017 6:04 AM

The Transport minister-designate, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah,  has pledged to rid the premises of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) of middle men, popularly known as “Goro Boy” –  who issue phony vehicle documents and licenses.

The DVLA over the years have had to grapple with the activities of these “Goro Boys” who operate illegally at the premises of the authority across the country; impersonating license applicants and writing the computerized licensing exams for a fee.


In order to curb their activities, the DVLA last year introduced the electronic license regime. Nonetheless, these middlemen adopted modalities to assist the would-be applicants who failed the computerized test by charging them fees to enable them write the exams for them.


This, the transport minister-designate, told Parliament’s Appointments Committee is worrying, assuring that he would  fight the menace immediately he is sworn in as the sector minister.


“…The issue of ‘Goro Boys” is an issue that confronts every service seeker who goes to the DVLA to seek their service. Mr. Chairman…so long as there is human interface in doing some of this business,  it will create avenue for them,” he told the committee.


Thus in order to curb their  activities, he said he will call  for full automation of activities at the authority.

Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2017


Related News