The Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU) has banned all preaching and selling activities in public vehicles operating under its umbrella with immediate effect.
Chairman of the Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU), Kwame Kuma urged the public to adhere to the directives.
“All the people selling medicine in cars should stop. At the same time, the preaching in the cars must stop because we must allow the president’s directives to hold.”
“So we are pleading that each and everyone should obey what we are saying,” he said.
Trotros are noted for their poor spacing arrangements and poor ventilation.
Trotro stations are also rife with economic activities and other human activity which is in contrast with coronavirus prevention advise.
Because of the recent increase in novel coronavirus cases in Ghana, the Ministry of Transport has been directed to work with the transport unions and private and public transport operators to ensure enhanced hygienic conditions in all vehicles and terminals, by providing, amongst others, hand sanitizers, running water and soap for washing of hands.