Commercial drivers who are locally known as TROTRO DRIVERS in Ghana have agreed to reduce the number of passengers they take in their vehicles as a measure to avoid the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.
This will be effective today, Thursday, March 26, 2020, and this was revealed by the Industrial Relations Officer saying commercial buses, locally known as trotro, have decided to take a passenger less in their vehicles.
This means buses that carry three passengers on normal days will now carry two per row, while those who take four per row will do just three.
Giving this information, the Industrial Relations Officer identified as Mr Moro urged the government to assist commercial drivers to keep safety measures by reducing fuel prices.
In an interview with Class FM, he said;
“We are worried about the coronavirus and the way we load our vehicles – shoulder-by-shoulder – and we’ve come out with a suggestion that the government should see what it can do [to help us].
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.
So, we are saying the government should see if there could be a coupon so that the fuel could be reduced so that we can meet the working demands.”