Hearse drivers in Ashanti threaten to go on strike if they do not have bodies to carry

Hearse drivers in Ashanti threaten to go on strike if they do not have bodies to carry

A group of hearse drivers in the Ashanti region of Ghana are not too happy that they are not getting corpses to carry and have threatened to hit the streets if their fortunes are not reversed.

The complaints of the Ashanti Ambulance and Hearse Cooperative Society is not so much happy that there are no dead people. Chief among their problem is that taxi drivers are being called upon instead of hearse drivers.

Kia truck drivers have also been blamed for carrying corpses. This situation, according to the association, arises out of what they have called back-stabbing on the part of taxi and truck drivers in the region.

The hearse association believe they had an understanding with drivers of taxis and trucks to leave death emergencies for hearse drivers.

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Chairman of the association, Isaac Amoah who spoke exclusively to MynewsGh.com, said the practice was taking its toll on their operations. Amoah begged authorities to win back for them what he feels is rightfully theirs.

He is quoted as saying: “These commercial drivers who use these vehicles to convey dead bodies also use the same vehicles to convey the foodstuff which is dangerous to the health of consumers. We have taken several steps to stop this practice but authorities appear indifferent.

Ambulances are supposed to convey corpse. Those drivers also fail to wash their vehicles well and they will use the same cars to convey foodstuff to markets for people to buy”

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Amoah indicated that he would like the Health minister to stamp his authority on the matter.

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