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In line with the commitment to keep Glovers safe, Glovo Ghana has partnered the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service to educate over 150 Glovo couriers on safety training.
The training focused on road safety areas including Road safety problem/Accidents Statistics, and Road Traffic Law of Ghana including RTA 683/04 as amended by act 761/08, L.I.2180/2012, and Ghana Highway code/1974 among others.
Speaking at the event, Pearlyn Budu, General Manager for Glovo Ghana noted that the safety training also aimed at promoting road safety in the country.
“To ensure we are protecting our riders and the general public, we decided to have this safety training to better equip our riders with road safety information. This is because we realized there is a huge rise in motor traffic accidents on our roads. As a multi-category delivery service company, we are heavily invested in educating our riders on proper road safety practices”.
“We all need education such as this to curb road accidents on our roads and so we made this invitation open to other dispatch riders who are not Glovo staff. And to refresh them from time to time, we intend to do this periodically”, she added.
Touching on customers’ feedback so far on Glovo’s products and services, Ms. Budu said her outfit has received positive feedback.
“So far, we have received positive feedback since our operations started in Ghana. People are very excited about the products we have. Because of our multi-category delivery service, customers can sit at the comfort of their homes, offices, or anywhere in Accra to receive what they need”.
On his part, Head of Education, Research and Training at the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Alexander Obeng, commended Glovo for this sensitization program on road safety.
I am elated that Glovo is partnering the MTTD to engage their frontline drivers to keep them safe as they achieve its aim as a delivery company. Transportation service providers need continuous road safety training and I am happy that Glovo has put in this effort to protect their riders, pedestrians and the public from road accidents. Most accidents are caused by human behaviour and thus we need intervention activities to be conscious and promote safety. This is very good and I encourage other businesses that operate in the transportation ecosystem to do same”.
Glovo is one of the world’s leading multi-category delivery players. It launched its operations in Ghana in March 2021. The on-demand platform aims to make the lives of Ghanaians easier by providing access to convenient delivery services.