The prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on many sectors of our economy. The transport sector has not been spared the brunt of this devastation. We are under no illusion about the economic impact on families, on workers and on small businesses who rely on the sector to make a living.
Our mandate as a sector is that of a catalyst, which enables mobility in the economy and social setting. However, we are enjoined to execute this mandate responsibly and in a manner that ensures that the preservation of human life remains sacrosanct.
The hard choices we have to make as a nation are premised on the centrality of the right to life and our singular commitment to uphold this right, above all else.
Not everyone will be happy with these choices. Some of which have been hard and will undoubtedly change our way of life. However, we must never forget the reason we make these difficult choices in the first place. To preserve human life.
We are equally duty-bound…
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