- Commercial buses have decided to reduce the number of passengers they carry per row by one
- This is part of efforts to ensure social distancing
- The GPRTU has however called on government to reduce fuel prices in order to continue this initiative
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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that commercial buses have decided to reduce the number of passengers they carry per row by one.
Starting tomorrow, Thursday, March 26, 2020, as part of efforts to ensure social distancing, buses that carry three would carry two and those that carry 4 would carry three.
Speaking to Class News, the Relations Officer of the Greater Accra branch of the GPRTU, Abass Ibrahim Moro, the number of passengers can continue to be reduced if the government will put in place measures to assist drivers and transport owners.
“On our own, we’ve asked our drivers to effective from tomorrow [Thursday, 26 March], the three sitting capacity should be reduced to two while the four sitting capacity should be reduced to three.”
He, however, called on the government to reduce fuel prices for commercial drivers to enable them continue with the new policy until normal times return.
Ibrahim Moro also advocated for government to make coupons available to them so that the fuel could be reduced to meet the working demands.
In other news, the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Hon Kennedy Agyapong, has made a donation to Ridge Hospital.
He donated a total of 3,000 pieces of face masks to the health center to help protect the health workers from the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Hon. Agyapong disclosed that his gesture was in line with the observance of the preventive measures of the disease being preached in this coronavirus era.
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