The National Road Safety Authority, NRSA, plans to regularize and certify the activities of vulcanizers in the country with the issuance of a license to practice to help improve their services to reduce accidents in the country.
A 2021 operational audit conducted by the Authority found that many vulcanizers and tire technicians had little or no professional know-how in their work.
According to the report, this contributes greatly to the number of road accidents recorded in the country.
The Authority’s Acting Regulatory Director Kwame Kodua Attuahene revealed this while speaking to the media during his first skills training at the CLOSSAG room in Kumasi.
“The issue of road safety is not just about the drivers, but vulcanizers have a huge and vital role, hence the need to strengthen road safety education to cover all stakeholders in the sector.
“The training will continue across the country and we are confident that once completed these vulcanizers will be able to gain more knowledge about tire repair and related operations,” he said.
He said the Authority has considered training and capacity building to curb the carnage on our roads.
Mr. Atuahene added that the Authority will continue to involve various stakeholders to help reduce accidents in the country.
Meanwhile, the acting director revealed the Authority’s plans to unionize these vulcanizers and provide them with modern training to enforce tire standards and extend training to drivers and users on our roads.