The Hohoe Municipal Assembly in collaboration with Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) and Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) in the Hohoe Municipality has organized a training workshop for drivers in the various institutions in the Hohoe municipality on the topic “road safety and car maintenance”
Hohoe Municipal coordinating director Mr. Godwin Dzansi, in his opening remarks, said the training workshop was organized by the assembly to refresh and re-equip drivers to enable them to be on top of their jobs.
Mr. Dzansi appealed to all participants to take the training seriously to build up their skills as professionals.
The Director of DVLA in the Hohoe Municipality, Mr. Samuel Ankude who took the participants through the training said that most drivers fail to observe road signs, resulting in many road accidents.
He said his outfit has observed with great concern that, some drivers learn the road signs just for the purpose of passing tests to have a driving license. Mr. Ankude further stated that “learning the road signs is important but putting them into practice is more important”
Chief Inspector Okyere in charge of the MTTD Hohoe division, advised drivers to desist from reproducing driver’s license on their mobile phones to show to the police when requested instead of the original in their possession because some bad nuts among the drivers use fake driving license which they acquired through dubious means.
He cautioned drivers not to pack vehicles indiscriminately, especially along the shoulders of the road, and said his outfit will always ensure that the road regulations are always observed.
Over thirty participants from various institutions such as the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Ghana Education Service (GES), Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), Hohoe Municipal Assembly, the Ambulance Service, etc.
All the participants expressed gratitude to the management of the Hohoe municipal assembly for organizing the training workshop for them to sharpen their skills on the job.