Following days after touring and interaction with commercial drivers in the western region the Inspector General Police (IGP) Dr. George Akuffo Dampare and some management board members have met up with the Vehicles and Assets Dealers Union of Ghana (VADUG) in Accra.

The meeting was to discuss some of the challenges the dealers faced in their daily operations.

Some of the dealers took the privilege to highlight some of the challenges they have been facing in their respective garages.

They mentioned some of the problems among which are stolen cars from garages, selling of their cars online by an unknown person, registration of DV Plates by unknown persons to commit fraudulent activities and many more.

Briefing the press on the visit, the Acting Director-General, for the Public Affairs Department of the Ghana Police Service (GPS), ACP Kwasi Ofori said the police administration will form a tax force with VADUG executive to address fraudulent issues relating to their work.

He said further that the encounter with the drivers is to help find lasting ways to reduce fraud and acquaint themselves with issues on the ground and foster deeper collaboration between themselves and the public.

“We are going to force interagency groups to deal with issues affecting Vehicles and Assets Dealers in the country, by so doing, we will engage and develop relationships that will ensure that no one falls victim to external and internal fraudulent activities that pinpoint and service of Interpol.

….We are going to make sure whatever they buy is genuine and is not listed as a stolen asset or vehicle and regarding their operations nationwide the police are going to assist them for positive development and make sure that the IGP directives are followed this is an important meeting to take effect immediately.” he said.

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