Taxi drivers in Accra could all be sporting sea blue shirts and dark blue trousers as of 1 February if ambitious plans to get the workforce into uniform go ahead. The Accra metropolitan assembly made the proposal following consultations with road transport organisations to improve the image of taxi drivers and make them more easily identifiable. To this end, it is also requiring taxi drivers to pay 250,000 cedis to have their identification numbers embossed on the front doors of their vehicles. However, it is not clear if the drivers are going to receive assistance in meeting these additional outlays and it could be that the plans are not implemented through lack of funds. The introduction of the uniforms has already been postponed once.
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