Voice your grievance Accra taxi drivers to strike on June 1

Chairman of the association, Charles Mensah speaking to Citi News said the activities of the Driver and Vehicular Licensing Authority (DVLA) is frustrating their business, hence their decision to protest.

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Taxi drivers under the umbrella body of the Ghana Committed Drivers Association have served a notice of a planned strike on June 1, 2015.

Chairman of the association, Charles Mensah speaking to Citi News said the activities of the Driver and Vehicular Licensing Authority (DVLA) is frustrating their business, hence their decision to protest.

“They [DVLA] are worrying us with the new biometric road worthy sticker, our license and the seat belts that should be put in all trotro seats. All our roads are not good; it is not the seatbelt which is killing Ghanaians, it is not the drivers who are killing Ghanaians, it is the bad roads we are working on. Nowadays, they are not potholes; they are manholes that we are working on,” he fumed.

Adding, “Traffic lights are not working; visibility is poor due to the dumsor which is going on. All these are the atrocities we are going through so we will strike.”

Last year, the DVLA served a notice that it would no longer register commercial vehicles with no seat belts for passengers. The acting Chief Executive, Rudolph Beckley explained that the new directive is in conformity with Section 119 of the Road Traffic Regulation Legislative Instrument (LI) 2180 which will help achieve a 50 percent reduction in deaths and serious injuries associated with vehicular accidents by 2020.

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