The National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) has called on commercial road transport operators to fully embrace and cooperate with the authority to successfully operationalise the electronic registration (e-registration) of road transport service providers by next month..
At an engagement with 47 commercial road transport operators in the country, the acting Director-General of the NRSA, David Osafo Adonteng, said “it is commendable that already some of the transport service providers have taken the initiative to automate their systems ahead of the authority’s digitalisation exercise”.
2468 of 2022 mandates the authority to, among other things, set in motion an e-registration exercise to bring together all road transport service providers through the TransportGhana initiative.
TransportGhana is to transform commercial road transport services from manual to technology, based on automation/digitalisation of commercial road transport.
The operators at the meeting included the Intercity STC, the Metro Mass Transit Limited, the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC), the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) and the Progressive Transport Owners Association (PROTOA).
Mr Adonteng commended 10 commercial road transport service providers for automating their systems to facilitate their integration into the national electronic system by March.
A number of the transport operators, including the Managing Director of the Chisco Transport Ghana, Valentine Ogege, the General Secretary of the Tiger Transport Services, Emmanuel Pink Danquah, and a commercial bus driver, Agyeman Badu, said the new initiative being introduced by the NRSA would ultimately help to sanitise the transport sector and further reduce road crashes to the barest minimum.