Ghana has made provisions to launch a unified digital system for the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) and insurance companies.
The initiative is to link the data of insurance companies to that of the DVLA in order to enable them check vehicles that have been insured.
According to Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, Vice President of Ghana, the system will boost insurance penetration and generate funds for investment.
The Vice President speaking on the issue, indicated that the roll out of the system will help boost government’s revenue and the business of the insurance companies.
As without insurance, individuals will find it extremely difficult to register a vehicle.
“In the next few months, the DVLA and Insurance companies will get on a new digital platform which will make it impossible to register a vehicle without insurance,” he said.
He added that, “… this means more business for insurance companies.”
However, aside boosting the business of insurance companies, the new digital platform would provide the police and the Ghana Revenue Authority with reliable data.
The data will help them identify vehicles which have been insured through an electronic process instantly.
Dr. Bawumia announced that the platform would be launched in a few months time.