The Greater Accra regional branch of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has warned passengers against venturing into their bus terminal without face masks.
According to the union, anyone who attempts to board their buses without nose masks will not be allowed to do so as the positive cases of the COVID-19 pandemic soars.
Addressing the media, Senior Industrial Relations Officer of the GPRTU, Greater Accra regional branch, Alhaji Abbas Ibrahim Moro said, “If you don’t wear the nose mask, we will not allow you to enter any of our buses.
This is not a new directive but one that pre-existed and we are enforcing it now”. He indicated that even drivers and their mates belonging to the union will not be allowed to work if they refuse to mask up.
According to him, the cases of the COVID-19 pandemic are on the rise with new variants coming up now which is dangerous. But if we do the needful, wear our masks and adhere to all safety protocols, we will be protected from harm’s way.
Alhaji Abbas also added that upon the increment of fuel prices in the country, GPRTU would not increase transport fares but they will get back to board if there is necessary to increase the fare they will come out and announce it.