A total of 6,439 government vehicles havebeen re-registered and given green number plates by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) as of June, 2014.
The acting Chief Executive of the DVLA, Mr Rudolph Beckley, told the Daily Graphic last Wednesday that the DVLA would complete the re-registration of the remaining 9,194 government vehicles by the end of August, 2014.
He said 90 new vehicles procured by the government this year were also registered and given the green number plates.
The re-registration of the government vehicles followed a directive by President John Dramani Mahama to the Ministry of Transport to ensure that the government vehicles were properly identified to guard against the use of such vehicles for unofficial engagements.
Consequently, the Ministry of Transport, in collaboration with the DVLA, launched the exercise for the re-registration of government vehicles on January 6, 2014.
Number plate features
The government vehicle number plates come in green, the numbering begins with GV (short form of government), followed by a ministry's code and a departmental code.
The last two digits on the number plate shows the year of registration.
Significantly, the green number plate for government vehicles differs from the red number plate for diplomatic missions and yellow number plate for commercial vehicles.
Mr Beckley said some of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) had procured some vehicles on behalf of the government but those vehicles were still in the name of those firms.
Source: Daily Graphic
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