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26.03.2006 Regional News

Don't use positions for selfish gains-Aikins


Accra, March 26, GNA-Mr Kofi Aikins, former National Chairman of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has advised executive officers of the Union no t to use their positions to promote their parochial interests.

Rather, he said, they should have the welfare and well-being of members at heart, to ensure the smooth-running of the union. Mr Aikins gave the advice during the election of executive officers for the East Ayawaso Taxi Drivers branch of the GPRTU at Nima on Sunday. The five-member executive, with Mr Abdul Rahim as Chairman, with Mr Haruna Musah as his vice, will hold office for the next four years. The post of Secretary went to Mr Philip Dogbe, while Mr Kofi Dadzie and Mr Kofi Tinotino were elected as First and Second Trustees respectively.

Mr Aikins commended the out-going executives for a good work done, and urged the incoming ones to continue from where their predecessors left, and strive to take the union to greater heights. Mr Robert Sarbah, Greater-Accra Regional Vice Chairman of GPRTU, urged the new officers to be accountable to those who gave them the mandate.

Mr Sarbah asked drivers to observe road traffic regulations to help reduce road accidents to the barest minimum during the forthcoming Easter festivities.

Mr Edmund Amarteifio, Regional Industrial Relations Officer of GPRTU in-charge of Operations who swore the executives into office reminded them to go about their duties with zeal, dedication and commitment, in order to win the confidence of their colleagues. Mr Rahim, the chairman-elect, called for unity and co-operation among members so that with a united front, they could achieve set goals.