Commercial automobiles in Ho plying Accra, Tema and Kumasi have been grounded in the wake of the two 7 days lockdown of the Higher Accra, and the Ashanti Areas as part of initiatives to halt the unfold of the novel coronavirus illness.
Loading centres of the Ghana Non-public Street Transportation Union (GPRTU), the Progressive Transportation Proprietors Affiliation (PROTOA), and the Metro Mass Transit at the Ho Central lorry station to those people destinations had quickly ceased functions.
The State Transport Corporation (STC) terminal at the Ho Civic centre experienced also grounded its buses, when the GNA checked.
Mr Redeemer Kwawukume, Secretary of the Ho Co-orporative Transport Union mentioned its leadership determined to ground all cars serving coronavirus hit metropolitan areas following the lockdown, which started on Monday.
“The cars are not coming. Our drivers from Hohoe were being intercepted at the Akuse junction by safety groups. There are no passengers so the vehicles will not be placed on scale,” he claimed.
The Secretary reported the Union would meet up with on employing passenger spacing directives, and evaluate pricing, and appealed to Governing administration to help their functions by subsidizing gasoline.
Godsway Dzigbede, a GPRTU driver who operates Ho to Accra explained to GNA most drivers had been unwell-organized for the lockdown, introducing that the two-day discover was not ample.
“I am not possessing dollars. I have my spouse and youngsters at property. I stay in Accra but I have to lock myself down right here. This will have an affect on us very seriously,” he explained.
The MMT office at its terminal at the station was closed, with no bus in sight.
Mr Richard Ahiafor, Ho STC Station Manager said administration made a decision to put functions on hold as actions in Accra ended up halted, and that the previous operate by a bus from Ho was on Sunday afternoon.
“We thought it intelligent to keep on for the protection of our purchasers,” he reported
The owner of Yesudem, a grocery shop at the STC station informed GNA her small business was afflicted due to the fact the virus broke out in the nation, and “now that Accra travellers are gone, my company is also long gone.”
Hawkers at the central lorry station are also influenced as Accra, and Tema passengers formed the bulk of their customers.
Some traders informed GNA that they would handle by way of the short-term lockdown, indicating that a sluggish revenue working day was much better than dying from the coronavirus.
“Let’s see what the time will bring”, Lydia, a hawker said.
Scheduling officials, loading boys, and drivers’ mates all feel to be sensation the pinch of the lockdown as they moved about aimlessly.
The GNA was explained to some travellers have been at the station at 0600 hours to travel to Accra, but had been turned away.