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13.02.2009 General News

Social Drivers Appeal


Techiman Municipal Taxi branch of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union has appealed to the government not only be concerned with fuel price reduction but efforts must be made to lower prices of spare parts and related accessories in the transport sector.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Techiman, Mr Johnson Badu-Antwi, chairman of the branch also called on commercial transport operators to ensure that their drivers were disciplined so they could win the respect of members of the public.

Mr Badu-Antwi asked the operators to ensure regular maintenance of their vehicles to reduce accidents on the road.

He denied reports that he had unilaterally directed a reduction of fares on some of the routes in the municipality, saying the measure was a directive from the Assembly's fare-fixing committee.

He warned drivers who continued to flout the Assembly's bye-laws on loading at unauthorised locations to stop adding that they offenders would face prosecution.