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25.12.2008 Social News

Abokobi drivers honour dedicated workers

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The Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), Alhaji Essah Tetteh has cautioned drivers to be very careful during the Christmas and New Year Season and try to save lives on the road.

Alhaji Tetteh was speaking during a get-together organized for both the Abokobi GPRTU Local and Branch Drivers' Unions held at the Oyarifa Presby Junior High School, near Accra, to reward their dedicated staff.

He reminded both taxi and trotro drivers who used cell phone while driving to refrain from this act since it reduced their concentration and consequently resulted in fatalities.

Those honoured included Mr Ernest Akweso Kwablah, who received a wrist watch and was adjudged the best trotro driver at the Branch Union level in Abokobi.

Mr Addo Addotey was adjudged the most obedient driver who was courteous to his customers. He received a wall clock.

The most consistent, reliable and committed driver was Mr Komlavi Mawuenyegah who received a wrist watch.

In an address the Accra North-East MTTU Divisional Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police James Owusu-Mensah, said the Unit was doing all it could to decongest the city to allow free flow of traffic.

He said their efforts were often hampered by some indisciplined drivers who, either through ignorance or intentionally continued to create problems for the Police MTTU. He told the drivers to comport themselves during the impeding run-off election and not to create confusion.

Chief Inspector Comfort Forkah, Head of the Madina Police MTTU Monitoring and Evaluation Training Unit, advised the drivers to carry out their pre-driving inspections before they moved their vehicles.

They should check their traffic indicators/headlights, breaks, seat belts, water in the radiator and this will enable them have a safe journey.

She cautioned the drivers to check their speed limits when they were approaching villages and towns to avoid knocking down pedestrians. She warned that drivers found to be drunk would be prosecuted.

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