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The National Road Safety Commission is to roll out a new regulation from next year to compel commercial drivers to join a trade union or risk sanctions.

According to the Commission, the new regulation is to sanitize and rid the system of floating drivers who usually cause accidents on the roads.

Minister of Transport Kwaku Ofori Asiamah disclosed this when he spoke at the 11th Quadrennial Delegates Conference of Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) at Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region on July 4, 2024.

“From next year going, whoever will drive commercial vehicle and does not belong to any union, we will not give you the chance to drive”.

“Let us all support them, whoever is seeking the good of society should be supported and when we are patient with them it helps, because without it we will have problems and I know you are aware of how some of your colleague drivers behave”.

“For instance, if they are moving to Kasoa, they will pick from Accra to Kaneshie and they will make another stop over at every point. So, when they all join the union all these things will end,” he said.

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