Moam General secretary Coxley Kamange said the association is concerned with an increase in the number of road accidents in the country.
He said the association over the past months has also been receiving complaints from passengers on some bad behaviour of minibus drivers and conductors.
"Our major concern is the reduction of road accidents and also the welfare of the drivers. We are going through tough economic times and we would want to make sure that drivers and their employees have a common ground," said Kamange.
He explained that through the recruitment project, the drivers will be offered refresher courses and proper driving documentation will be a must.
Kamange said the association will work hand in hand with the Road Traffic Directorate (RTD) so that all minibus drivers are registered.
"Apart from acquiring proper defensive skills, the project will also be able to monitor drivers in terms of their behaviour. Those who misbehave will be reducing their chances of being employed as a minibus driver in the country. We want to bring sanity on our roads," said Kamange.
RTD Director Jacques Manong'a said there are some rules that need to be followed for defensive driving certificate.
He said this does not mean associations are not allowed to drill their members or drivers.
"This is a welcome move as it will assist in reducing road accidents in the country. Within the membership the association can develop systems to control how the drivers operate.
"What Moam is bringing forward is something that is already being done by tanker operators and this is helping as once a driver is found at fault they are not employed by any other tanker operator," said Manong'a.