-The requirement to become a bus conductor in a Ghanaian lorry station causes debate
-The items include bottles of alcohol and packs of cigarettes
In Ghana, it has become almost a norm for apprentices in the informal work sector to meet some requirements before their training can begin in the profession they wish to join.
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A list of items required to become a bus conductor, popularly known as ‘trotro mate’ in Ghana has found itself on social media and many people are puzzled as to why such items were required.
Among the list of items that were found included bottles of alcohol and a pack of cigarette.
The list comes as a shock to some Ghanaians who are confused as to what the bottles of alcoholic drinks were going to be used for.
Judging by the way accidents involving commercial vehicles were recorded every year, the list has left much to be desired.
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The ‘rare’ list has caused many people to question the importance of the alcohol and cigarettes as requirements for becoming a ‘trotro’s mate’.
Many people have also indicated that it was likely that the list was going to promote drunk-driving if alcohol was one of the requirements.
Another issue which was up for discussion was the amount of money which was also required to become an apprentice. Some people argued that it was too expensive for a young unemployed man to come up with such an amount.
The list has sparked discussions on social media and many people have shared their views on the matter.
It however remains an issue if it is necessary to add alcohol and cigarettes as requirements for a delicate job such as driving a commercial vehicle.
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