Association of vulcanizers in a meeting held gave the hint that, they will be increasing charges. The increase in equipment/s and high cost of maintenance necessitated the associations decision.
According to them, they have charged very low prices for checking of pressure and pumping of tyres over these years as low as Ghs1, and Ghs5 for other services, which is currently having negative effects as far as their daily income is concern, leading to serious hardships on their members to the extent that, most of them cant even fend for their immediate families.
General secretary of the association, Basiru Karimu also noted that the time has come for vulcanizers in Ghana to come together to help reduce road accidents which normally occurred due to negligence from most drivers. According to him, the association will engage with Ghana government to find a way where vulcanizing can be regulated. He noted that, better structures must be put in place to better the conditions of their members. And when this is done, the vulcanizing profession can only become more attractive.
He also revealed that the association has established a training institute where members will be well trained to have theoretical knowledge on the job. He said the training institute is registered under NVTI and all members will be awarded with certificates when they’re done with short courses.