National Taxi Union (NTU) President, Lucien “Nobby’ Joseph has resigned .
Joseph’s resignation took effect from Monday, June 13, 2016.
“I really resigned because I cannot achieve the goals I set myself, because it has been very difficult, ” the former NTU President said in an interview with the Times.
He said more of his time was spent settling disputes, while drivers were not giving him their support and were fighting against him for no reason.
Joseph described himself as having been very committed and passionate as NTU President.
“The drivers, the majority of them, all they care about is from hand to mouth and putting money in their pockets,” he declared.
He asserted that he did enough as President over some fifteen years at the helm of the NTU, having given the organization all his time.
Joseph said he wished his Vice President all the best and pledged to give him all the support he needs.
However he disclosed that he wants to spend more time with his family.
The former NTU President said he will still do all he can to help the taxi sector.
But he explained that it was time to give someone with new ideas an opportunity to work with a new minister and generate new hope for the future.
Joseph said his resignation had nothing to do with a new administration being in power, as he had already declared his intention about a year ago, to quit.
“The new administration is not one that I don’t know and I know if I stayed around and things were going bad and I start to criticize what I don’t like, then all of them would stay I was not criticizing the last administration, which I used to do,” he told the Times.
He said he believed the best thing to do was to give the drivers a chance to achieve their goals.
Joseph explained that he will continue to be a member of the organization from which he has resigned as President, noting that he is currently the President of Holiday Taxi which is a member of the NTU.
The NTU boasts some nine hundred members belonging to eight affiliated associations.