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23.12.2008 General News

GPRTU awards dedicated members of Abokobi area branch

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Alhaji Essah Tetteh, National Vice-Chairman of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), on Sunday, cautioned all drivers in the country to be very careful during this Christmas season to save lives on the road.

Alhaji Tetteh was speaking at a get-together organized by the Abokobi branch of the Union held at the Oyarifa Presby Junior High School, to award their dedicated members for their hard work and meritoriously service during the year.

He cautioned both taxi and trotro drivers not to receive phone calls whiles driving since it reduces their concentration and consequently results in serious accidents.

The award winners included, Mr Ernest Akweso Kwablah, who was adjudged the best trotro driver at the branch and received a wrist-watch, whiles the best Trotro-mate went Mr Addo Addotey, who had a wall clock.

The most consistent, reliable and committed driver award went Mr Komlavi Mawuenyegah, who received a wrist-watch

Others award winners are, the best Branch Executive member, Mr Bob Amponsah and the best local executive prize went to Mr Sam Laryea.

The Accra-North-East MTTU Divisional Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr James Owusu-Mensah, told the drivers that his outfit was doing all it could to decongest the cities, to allow for the free flow of traffic.

He said their efforts were often hampered by a few recalcitrant drivers who either through ignorance or intentionally, continue to create problems for the Police MTTU.

He told the drivers to comport themselves during the Christmas holidays as well as during the presidential run-off.

Chief Inspector Comfort Forkah, Head of the Madina Police MTTU Monitoring and Evaluation Training Unit, advised the drivers to slow down when they are approaching villages and towns and warned drivers who drink and drive would be prosecuted.

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