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Entrust public transportation into GPRTU's care-Drivers
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General News of Saturday, 27 March 2010

Source: GNA

Entrust public transportation into GPRTU's care-Drivers

Accra, March 27, GNA - The Accra-Akuapim branch of the Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPTRU) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), on Friday, appealed to government, to entrust public transportation into the care of the GPRTU.

They said there was ample evidence to show that since the colonial time up to the present, private sector transportation had never collapsed, and this was largely due to commercial drivers' good management practices. Mr Kofi Afful, the branch Chairman, who made the appeal through the Ghana News Agency on Friday, after his re-election as chairman for the fourth consecutive time, said government participation in the transport business had not been smooth sailing and cited the collapse of the Omnibus Transport Services as an example. He suggested that part of the monies accruing from the road tolls should be used to acquire a fleet of buses for the GPRTU, for members to buy and operate them, adding that, the government could count on the GPRTU for a successful business.

Mr Afful called for unity among Members of the GPRTU and charged them to obey road regulations to avoid accidents during the coming Easter. Other officers elected were, Mr Isaac Aryee, Vice chairman, who was also elected for the third time running, Mr Kwesi Donkoh, Secretary, while Messrs Okata and Fianko became first and second trustees respectively. 27 March 10

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