Ghana’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) as of late reported that all innovation driven transport specialist organizations in Ghana will from 2019 be regulated by the DVLA.
According to the CEO of DVLA, Kwasi Agyeman Busia, Uber, Taxify and other ride-sharing services would need to renew their roadworthiness certificates twice a year.
“We allow commercial vehicles to have roadworthy renewals twice a year, so now they have to do that because now they use those of private cars for commercial. They need to be insured. There will be a sticker that will make them identifiable for all Uber, Taxify and all digital transports.“
“By the beginning of the first quarter in 2019, we will turn it on full steam whereby both Uber and Taxify and all digital transports will be regulated.”
With this latest development from Ghana’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority, operators of Uber, Taxify and other ride-sharing services could be seeing increased costs because of the regulation of having to renew road worthiness twice a year.
Whether this new development when implemented will affect operations of the ride-sharing services remains to be seen.