Following reports of attacks on ride hailing app drivers by some riders, with the latest case being the setting ablaze of a bolt driver at Sekondi-Baka-Ano, some Bolt drivers in Sekondi-Takoradi want the app operators to ensure that riders can easily be traced through a proper identification system.
They want the apps to demand photo identification and ID cards of riders for drivers to also know who they’re picking at what point in time.
The Western Regional Finance Committee Chairman of the Ghana Online Drivers Association, Edmund Kweku Appiah, in a Citi News interview said they do not feel safe carrying around passengers without adequate information on them.
He said Bolt drivers want administrators of the app to demand from riders the same particulars drivers are made to offer when they’re registering with the app for easy tracking and investigation.
bold driver, Edmund Kweku Appiah, who came upon the incident and suspected the rider wanted to snatch the car, told Citi News the attack happened after 10:00 pm.
The victim is currently responding to treatment at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital.