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A/R: commercial driving closes in to a shutdown…KMA orders reduction in passenger intake

Operations of commercial drivers in Ashanti region appears to be gradually precipitating towards a total shutdown as the country witnesses a soaring death toll in relation to the prolific coronavirus infection.

All commercial drivers within the Kumasi Metropolis have been subjected to mandatory conditions by authorities of KMA- that is a reduction in the number of passenger intake per vehicle as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The Public Health Emergency Committee of KMA have locked their heads in an agreement with the 24 transport unions in Kumasi premised on conditions catalogued below that;

1. All commercial drivers will reduce the number of passenger per seat , for example 4 seater to 3 seater and 3 seater to 2 seater to give room for social distancing;

2. Hand washing and sanitizing of vehicle per trip.

3. Registering of passengers at the various stations and

4. Opening of windows to allow fresh air.

According to a press release signed by the Public Relations Officer for KMA, Madam Henrietta , the above underscored measures are in tandem with the safety precautions of Ghana Health Service.

The assembly has again ordered all non-unionised drivers to join an existing unions of their choice at no cost within a month’s grace period with immediate effect else will be sanctioned.

By Enock Akonnor

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