The General Secretary of the Association of Vulcanizers, Ghana, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Barshok 10 Tyre safety service, Chief Basiru Karimu Bukorba has hinted that the association will offer a free pump or pressure for all vehicles owners across the country to Mark Tyre Safety Week before Christmas.
He added that the Tyre Safety Week is to educate members on how to keep tyres in proper condition.
The Tyre Safety Week he said will be used to educate the general public on tyre safety.
Chief Basiru Karimu Bukorba gave the hint during the second meeting of the association on Sunday, October 17, 2021 in Accra.
The second edition of the meeting sought to educate members of the association on the role they play in reducing road accidents.
He stated that anytime Christmas is approaching, a lot of road carnages are recorded, a situation that has compelled them to educate their members on what they can also do to reduce the menace.
According to him, the country has achieved a lot from the association due to the regulation of gauges by the Ghana Standards Authority which has ensured that tyre pressures are now accurate. The initiative he said has helped to reduce road accidents that are caused by tyre burst.
The General Secretary stated that the association has joined the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and measures are been put in place for the association to be attached to an office at TUC
He said the program will begin with 25 members to be issued with certificates. He added that the Ministry of Transport has recognized the Vulcanizers Association, Ghana which according to him indicates the good work and achievements of the executives.
On his part, the National Organizer of the association, Robert Ayertey Teye also revealed that the association was formed to support its members as well as help them fight for their rights.
He noted that the association will soon be divided into zones so as to help attract more members across the country.
He added the association is not only for vulcanizing companies but for those positioned along the roadside as well.