The Catholic University College of Ghana Commercial Drivers Association (CUCGCDA) was at the weekend inaugurated with a call on members to put up an office block to ensure effective and efficient management of the association.
Mr. Benjamin Kusi, the Brong Ahafo Regional Chairman of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), who inaugurated the association said the office block could serve many purposes to the advantage of both drivers and passengers.
He said it could be a point to display lost items of passengers, particularly students of the university who patronized their services.
Mr. Emmanuel Kabah, Acting Registrar of the University commended the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) at the university, architects behind the formation of the association, for the laudable initiative.
He appealed to members to be security conscious and also ensure good personal hygiene and to keep their vehicles neat.
The Acting Registrar said the university was proud to partner them in its developmental agenda and appealed to them to provide the best of services to the university community as “their fortunes as drivers are inextricably linked with the development of the university”
Nana Akoto, President of SIFE said the initiative formed part of an award winning project ‘See Fiapre’ which the SIFE team included in a project on small medium enterprise development presented at this year’s SIFE championship at which they emerged winners.
He expressed optimism that the association would work with them and the university administration to ensure the provision of good services for the university community.
Mr Andrews Kwame Kwarteng, Acting Chairman of the CUCGCDA, said the idea to convey people from Sunyani township to the university started just at the start of the university upon his resolve and a colleague that despite the poor nature of the road they were determined to commute students to the campus.