National Road Safety Authority, NRSA, plans to regularise and certify activities of vulcanizers in the country with the issuance of a practice permit to help improve their services to reduce accidents in the country.
A 2021 operational audit conducted by the Authority revealed that quite many vulcanizers and tyre technicians had little or no professional know-how about their work.
According to the report, this goes a long way in contributing to the number of road accidents being recorded in the country.
Acting Director of Regulations at the Authority, Kwame Kodua Attuahene, revealed this while speaking to the media at its maiden capacity training at the CLOSSAG hall in Kumasi.
“The issue of road safety rests not on only drivers, but vulcanisers have a huge and vital role, hence the need to upscale road safety education to cover all stakeholders in the sector.
“The training will continue across the country, and we’re confident that by the time we’re done, these vulcanizers may acquire more knowledge on tyre fixing and its associated operations,” he said.
He indicated that the Authority considered the training and capacity building to curb the carnages on our roads.
Mr Atuahene added that the Authority will continue to engage various stakeholders to help reduce accidents in the country.
Meanwhile, the Acting director revealed plans by the Authority to unionise these vulcanizers and offer them modern training to enforce the tyre standards and extend the training to drivers and users on our roads.
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