Taxi council takes Transport Month seriously

2018-10-25 06:02
Santaco leadership attended transport month at the civic centre. (From left) Mabhutana Sikhosana, Themba Kubheka, Boy Zondi, and Kwenza Thusi.PHOTOS: thami ka-nkosi

Santaco leadership attended transport month at the civic centre. (From left) Mabhutana Sikhosana, Themba Kubheka, Boy Zondi, and Kwenza Thusi.PHOTOS: thami ka-nkosi

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The taxi industry started a new initiative this week focused on taking healthcare services to taxi commuters and drivers. The campaign was held at the Port Shepstone taxi rank on Monday, October 15, as a Transport Month initiative.

The drive, led by the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) in partnership with the Transport Education Authority and the Department of Health, encourages the testing and screening of taxi drivers and their commuters. According to Santaco, the campaign is an outreach to different taxi ranks around the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Ukhozi FM traffic presenter Ayanda Msweli made a special appearance.

Taxi drivers, rank marshals, operators and commuters received free HIV and lifestyle disease counselling at the event. Free counselling was available to everyone whose health was assessed, all test results will be kept confidential and, where necessary or requested, mobile clinic staff will make referrals to local healthcare providers.

Santaco Regional Deputy Chairperson Mabhutana­ Sikhosana urged all road users to make road safety a priority.

“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility, whether you are a driver, passenger or pedestrian,” he said.

He said Santaco was determined to reduce the unacceptable high number of crashes and deaths on our roads by getting rid of the bad elements.

Sikhosana said Santaco wanted to get rid of those who continued to cause unnecessary pain to families and hurt the South African economy.

“The majority of people who are involved in these crashes are young people who are breadwinners in their families and who are still economically active,” he said.

He also thanked all the commuters for supporting the taxi industry in the region.

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