News break this morning has it that commercial drivers popular known in Ghana as ‘Trotro’ drivers are on strike due to problems they are facing which government failed to solve within their given ultimatum.
Few weeks ago, the Trade Union Conference (TUC) of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) announced that they will be embarking on a national strike due to rising fuel prices and bad road conditions.
According to their releases, in the previous years, fuel prices were increased at a maximum of twice per year and even with that there was a public notice a couple of weeks or months before the implementation.
But for this year, the price of fuel has seen almost it’s forth price increase implementation already and this has affected transport fares, price of goods and services and many other vital daily needs but according to them the needed things are not done.
According to some drivers, even though they are paying ‘borla’ tax and several others on fuel purchase, waste management is still a problem and to top it up is the poor road network in the country and these factors influenced the need for a strike action as being observed today and will continue for a week until change is implemented.
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