Observe road signs and regulations, drivers urged

J. K. Nabary, GNA

Winneba (C/R), Aug.
14, GNA – Alhaji Rahiyiano Artey, Central Regional Chairman of the Ghana
Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), has called on drivers to adhere to the
laws and regulations of the transport business to help curb road crashes.

He described as
unacceptable the attitudes of some drivers who choose to ignore road signs and
traffic lights saying the laws of the land would catch-up with them.

Alhaji Artey was
speaking to members of the Effutu Local Taxi Drivers branch of the GPRTU at its
2019 Congress during which they elected their officers with all the incumbents
executives being retained unopposed to manage affairs of the union for another
four years.

He commended the
members for a successful election and advised them to bury their differences
and support the executives to work to better their lot since team work was one
of the pillars for progress and development.

The Chairman asked
the incumbent executives not to lord it over the members but be more committed,
selfless and dedicated to foster unity and work to improve the livelihoods of
all the members.

He urged them to
hold periodic meetings to discuss issues that hinder their work, strategize the
way forward and also sensitize the members on the need to be law abiding.

The executives are:
Mr Vitus K. Agbozah, Chairman; Mr Andrew Ennim, Vice Chairman; Mr Peter  Donkoh Owusu, Secretary; Mr Antwi-Bosiako
Takyi, 1st Trustee; and Mr John Amekah, 2nd Trustee.

The election was
conducted by officers from the Central Regional Directorate of the Department
of Labour led by Mr Justice Opare, Regional Labour Officer.

Alhaji Alex Mustafa,
Central Regional GPRTU Institutional Relations Officer, who led the executives
to take the oath of office and secrecy, tasked them to work in accordance with
the rules and regulations of the Union.

Mr Agbozah, on
behalf of the officers, thanked the members for the confidence reposed in them
and assured them that their doors are open to receive fruitful ideas and
suggestions from members.


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