COPEC calls for automated pumps, other gadgets to protect drivers and fuel station attendants
The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) has called for better protection of drivers and fuel station attendants nationwide in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
COPEC has also urged the management of fuel stations to make all the necessary arrangements to install self-serving or automated pumps across all service stations in the country.
The Executive Secretary, Duncan Amoah, in a statement, emphasised the need to take these drastic measures to avert the possible spread of the virus.
According to Mr Amoah, “these measures would help reduce the possibility of physical contact between the customer and attendants at the various stations within this period.”
“The use of electronic payment systems and platforms in the payment for the services and products at these service stations as well as the payment of fares for public transport where possible should be encouraged,” excerpts of the statement indicated.
The chamber has, therefore, urged “the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) and Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMCS) to immediately procure and distribute the necessary basic preventive clothing and equipment for the frontline officers including the drivers, the driver mates, pump attendants and other service providers at the lorry terminals and fuel stations.”
Read details of the statement below