Ghana’s largest transport union, the Ghana Private Roads and Transport Union (GPRTU) has today launched its passenger manifest and e-ticketing and digital payment app- the OYA APP
The App, specifically, will bring solution to vehicle manifest database, digital payment of transport fares luggage tagging and ticket printing among others. It is also expected to improve road safety, enhance passenger security, ensure convenience and motivate drivers.
The National Chairman of GPRTU, Nana Nimako Bresiama, observed that the launch of the Oya App brings professionalism and a new identity to the Union and as pace setters, the launch of the App is the beginning of new and exciting things to come.
He explains that the passenger manifest will help with early and easy identification of accident victims and quick contact with their next of kin to ensure adequate medical care and treatment, while improving general road traffic crash data, which is capable of determining new measures to sanitize the sector.
The App also provides monitoring of vehicle owners for quick clearance and contact in times of accidents, and also enhances quick clearance/ recovery of dead victims by their relatives.
The National Chairman advised passengers to desist from providing fictitious names.
Correct information on the passenger manifest is for the benefits of all, especially the passengers. Adding, “In a situation when a passenger is unconscious after involvement in crash. He won’t be able to disclose his names or the contact persons and that where the manifest comes in handy,”, he stressed.
The app will also help passengers alert over-speeding, report bad driving, call Emergency service.
The OYA APP is the biggest technological reform introduced by the GPRTU in the last three decades of operations is in line with the Union’s vision providing safe transportation through digitalization.
GPRTU is the largest and arguably the oldest transport union in the country. It is trade union representing commercial drivers, porters, guards and commercial vehicle owners in Ghana.
The union has branches in all the 16 regions of Ghana and is a member of the Ghana Trades Union Congress. It was founded on 19 May 1967 in Accra. As the union represents both employees and business owners, it does not engage in collective negotiation.
However, it plays an important role in regulating working conditions, and gives financial assistance to members in need.
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