Regional Maritime University and CTS meets DVLA on road safety training program

The Regional Maritime University (RMU) and Classic-Prime Technology Services Limited (CTS) is joining forces with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) to address critical road safety concerns related to Service Delivery, Motor and Tricycle (SDMT) users. The initiative, discussed during a recent meeting with DVLA officials, reflects a proactive approach by RMU to enhance road safety through targeted training programs.

Under the guidance of Vice Chancellor Dr. Jethro W. Brooks, Professor Samuel O.B. Oppong, Dean of Faculty of Engineering , and a dedicated team from RMU, alongside experts from CTS, convened with DVLA to initiate discussions on a comprehensive training program. The meeting aimed to explore collaborative avenues to address the growing challenges posed by untrained motor and tricycle users on Ghana’s roads.


Expressing gratitude for the meeting, Professor Oppong emphasized the long-standing commitment of RMU to engage with DVLA on this critical issue. He noted that the meeting was a crucial step in the university’s plan to contribute significantly to road safety through strategic partnerships.

Dr. Isaack Animah, Head of Department, Marine Engineering provided insights into the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between RMU and CTS. The MOU seeks to eliminate potential dangers posed by certain road users through comprehensive training programs. The university expressed readiness to collaborate closely with DVLA to provide model training, ensuring the safety of all road users.

The head of short Courses, Dr. Jones Ntiamoah highlighted RMU’s unique position as Ghana’s sole robust transport training institution. He explained the university’s regional nature and capacity,


proposing active involvement in fundraising initiatives to support the road safety program as part of RMU’s commitment to societal welfare.

Representatives from Classic Prime Technology Services Limited provided a brief overview of the proposed training program, emphasizing safety concerns for all road users.

The Chief Executive of DVLA, Mr. Kwesi Agyeman Busia expressed optimism about the collaborative initiative, directing his directorate to work closely with the RMU team and CTS to explore training methodologies and models.

Mr. Agyeman Busia identified the urgent need for addressing the dangers posed by untrained road users. He noted instances where tricycle and motorbike users disregarded traffic rules, emphasizing the collaborative effort’s potential to rectify this issue.

The meeting concluded with a commitment to further deliberations, aiming to streamline and understand the proposed training program. The collaboration between RMU, DVLA, and CTS signifies a collective effort to enhance road safety through targeted training initiatives for motor

and tricycle users to reinforce our shared commitment to a safer and more secure road environment for all.

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