Kwame Agbodza, the Minority Spokesperson for Roads and Transport, is not satisfied with the Transport Ministry simply ensuring a halt in the compulsory GHc 108 charge for First Aid Kits by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA).
Mr. Agbodza, while speaking on media, said the Transport Ministry must immediately set up a committee to probe the matter and punish those who took that decision, after government had stopped the unapproved payment.
He said that who actually decided at the DVLA that in the name of this country called Ghana, drivers should be charged GHc 108 for First Aid Kits. The Ministry should quickly set up a committee, identify this individual or individuals, sanction them appropriately and give refunds to those whose refunds have been taken illegally.
The MP said that Ghanaians are not going to take this apology and go home and say that is the end of it.
Mr. Agbodza’s call came after the Deputy Minister of Transport, Titus Glover, said his outfit was not aware of the charges, and added the DVLA needed to have engaged its stakeholders properly before introducing the policy.
Titus Glover also said drivers who had been charged could have their monies refunded.
But Mr. Agbodza insisted that, a number of key questions remained unanswered hence the call for a probe.
According to him, the Transport Ministry also needed to be very concerned with the development.
The MP stated that the Minister and the board need to be very scared of the possibility of some employees of government at DVLA capable of taking this kind of decision that is so sweeping to take money from the people of Ghana.
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