DVLA Imposes a mandatory GHC 60 annual fees for ride-hailing platforms in Ghana. Ride-hailing cars will also undergo roadworthy tests every six months.
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), has imposed a GH¢60 annual fee on drivers who use ride-hailing platforms in Ghana.
The fee is being imposed as part of new guidelines introduced by the Ministry of Transport, National Road Safety Commission, and the MTTD of Ghana Police Service.
DVLA noted that the guidelines will cover the current ride-hailing platforms like Uber, Bolt, and Yango and will also cover companies who intend to operate ride-hailing platforms in Ghana in the future.
In addition to the annual fee, owners of vehicles who use ride-hailing platforms will have to obtain a registration certificate at the Digital Transport Center at DVLA’s Headquarters in Cantonments for “verification and authentication.”
The DVLA also stated that ride-hailing cars must undergo roadworthy examinations and certifications every six months.
“Having successfully signed up, the vehicle must now undergo roadworthy examination and certification every six (6) months as it is the case for all commercial vehicles,” DVLA noted in the statement.
Beyond the guidelines for the car owners, the DVLA said drivers of the vehicles must mandatorily be present for their verification and authentication.
“Unlike in the case of the vehicle owner, the driver must be physically present for this activity…..Drivers must ensure that, at all times, they possess a valid Driver’s Licence,” it added.