New truck terminal for commercial drivers in Dormaa Central
Dormaa Central Municipal Assembly has relocated more than 700 commercial drivers from different transport unions to a newly built truck terminal located near the Volta River Authority local office near Nkrankwanta road in Dormaa-Ahenkro.
The exercise was led by the Director General of the Municipality, Mr. Drissa Ouattara, the Director General of the Municipality of Dormaa Central and a team of officials from the Municipal Assembly with the support of the transport union leadership.
They ensured that the relocation and space allocation processes for drivers and traders went smoothly.
Assistants have been deployed at the new bus station to guide passengers who may not be familiar with the location so they can locate stations for their destinations.
Speaking in a media interview, Mr. Ouattara thanked Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II, the paramount chief of the traditional area of Dormaa, for allowing the land originally allocated as the site for parks and gardens to be converted to this end.
He said the relocation was aimed at reducing traffic congestion usually experienced at the old truck station and to allow space and convenience to begin reconstruction work to begin on the old truck station.
Mr Ouattara said a grand inauguration of the new truck terminal would take place soon, adding that part of the Ghana Secondary Towns Support Program funds spent on the construction of the new terminal would also be used to upgrade the old one. truck station.
He assured that traffic signs would be installed along the Dormaa-Ahenkro-Nkrankwanta road to ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians.
Nana Asamoah Yeboah, the president of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), local branch, praised the government for providing the facility and announced that a task force had been set up to apprehend the drivers ‘waawaa’ (drivers without stations) drivers for passenger safety and security.
He said these drivers did not belong to any of the transport unions like the GPRTU or the Progressive Transport Owners Association (ProTOA) and therefore operated without a particular truck station from Sunyani-Berekum-Kyeremasu to Dormaa-Ahenkro and back.
Nana Yeboah warned that culprits could be fined between C400.00 for taxis and C600.00 for Ford and 207 Benz buses.
He added that union leaders were working to streamline the activities of “pragyia” tricycle drivers who operated from various locations in Dormaa-Ahenkro town to the new terminal to ensure the prevalence of mental health.