The General Secretary of Vulcanizers Association of Ghana, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Barshok 10 Tyre safety service, Chief Basiru Karimu Bukorba has hinted that the association will offer a free pump service or pressure for all vehicles users across the country to Mark Tyre Safety Week before Christmas; adding that Tyre Safety week is meant to educate members on how to safeguard tyres in the country and to ensure that tyres are safe on the roads. The Tyre Safety week he said will be used to educate its customers and sensitize the general public on tyre safety. Chief Basiru Karimu Bukorba disclosed this during the second meeting of the association on Sunday 17th October, 2021 in Accra.
The second edition of the meeting sought to educate members of the association on the role they play in curtailing road accidents especially, during Christmas when roads accidents exacerbate in the country due to excessive drinking of some motorists. He reiterated that the meeting was also intended to sensitize members about their role in minimizing reduce road accidents in the country. According to him, the country has achieved a lot from the association due to the regulation of gauges by the Ghana Standards Authority which has ensured that tyre pressures are now accurate. This he said has contributed to reducing road accidents that are caused by tyres.
The General Secretary stated that the association has joined the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and measures are been put in place for the association to be attached to an office at TUC. The program will begin with the piloting of 25 members and certificate will be issued to qualified participants. The Ministry of Transport has recognized the Vulcanizers Association of Ghana which according to him indicates the good work and achievements of the Executives and expressed the hope that in the next five years the association will reach another milestone.
On his part, the National Organizer of the association, Robert Ayertey Teye also revealed that the association was formed to support its members and help them fight for their rights. He said the association will soon be decentralized in an attempt to attract more members and help receive reports from members across the country. The national organizer reiterated that the association is not exclusively for vulcanizing companies but for those positioned along the roadside as well.
Source: WadataOnline.com/Muhammed Faisal Mustapha