The Asanti Regional Secretary of the Association of Vulcanisers Ghana, Mr.Poku Frimpong has disclosed that in order to ensure the rapid growth of the outfit, the national headquarters of the Association in Accra has drawn up comprehensive measures that could assist members to realise their aims.
Speaking to the Supreme Newspaper in an interview, Mr Frimpong said as part of the Association’s aim to realise their goals, the National Executives have collaborated with an Accra-based company, Maxim Co.Ltd where vulcanising tools, machines among other related equipment for professional jobs in the sector would be supplied to members on credit basis to enable them work up to satisfaction.
Poku who also doubles as the National Treasurer bemoaned that aside the credit facilities, regular workshops would be organised for members to become abreast with their occupation, since according to him Vulcanizers play leading roles to curb road accidents in the country.
The Secretary hinted that the Association also has links with various stakeholders in the transport industry like the Ministry of Roads and Transport, Driver, Vehicle and Liencising Authority (D.V.L.A) and National Road Safety, stressing that to ensure an effective Association with full recognition in the government, all members would be encouraged to register their companies with the Registrar General of Companies where they can organise themselves to seek government assistance when the need arises.
Mr. Poku indicated that the Road Safety Bill which was approved by the Parliament House would be fully operational and implemented in 2022, and that under the Association’s constitution, any member who is not registered with the Registrar General of Companies by then, will not be allowed to operate.
The rationale behind the decision, Mr. Poku reiterated, when the Road Safety Bill/Laws start to function, Road Safety Authorities would no longer tolerate quake professionals in the transport industry; hence the Association has started creating awareness in its members to know what is on the grounds.
He said whilst good policies have been put in place to revitalise the Association, he advised Vulcanizers across the country who have not yet registered to do so to enable them become part of the beneficiaries who may stand the good chance to benefit from the package deal of the Association.