The program further seeks to provide economic support to commercial drivers within Kwahu East through the payment of renewal fees for expired licenses and payment of fees and facilitation of the acquisition of new licenses.
Impact: BAF facilitated the registration of twenty-three (23) new drivers and renewed one hundred and twenty (120) expired drivers’ licenses for commercial drivers totalling one hundred and forty-three (143) within the Kwahu East District. The drivers were drawn from eight drivers’ unions within Kwahu East district namely; Abetifi, Pepease, Nkwatia, Hweehwee, Sumnakesse, Akwasiho, Kwahu Tafo and Kotoso. Most of these drivers thus 89% are meaningfully engaged in their commercial driving business to improve their livelihoods and support their families. Also, as a result of trainings given to these drivers, this has contributed to the reduction in the accident rate in the district. In 2018, 19 accidents were recorded and in 2019 the accidents recorded were 8 that is a 58% reduction in accident rate within a year. Also the usual misunderstandings between drivers and the police officers as a result of inability to produce licence has reduced.