DVLA suspends digital transport fee collection

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Following a public outcry over the implementation of the Digital Transport Fee by ride-hailing companies, the DVLA has directed that the collection be suspended till further notice. The implementation of the tax by the government through the DVLA commenced on Tuesday, April 4, 2023.

However, Ghanaians reacted to the new fee which saw an increment of GHS1 on every ride booked. The implementation according to users of the services started on April 1.

But in an attempt to calm the nerves of the citizenry and allow for proper consultation with stakeholders, the DVLA has now called on the service providers to suspend the new fee.

“The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has observed reactions and concerns towards implementation of the Digital Transport Guidelines, particularly with respect to fees charged by Digital Transport Operators and given various descriptions such as ‘Digital Transport Fee’, ‘Booking Fee’ among others.”

“All Digital Transport Operators are to immediately cease collecting such fees. The Authority will hold consultations with the Ministry of Transport and other stakeholders in the industry to ensure that any introductions are done with stakeholder input. We count on your cooperation.”

DVLA statement asking digital transport providers to stop collecting the digital transport fee

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