Monday, January 24

Commercial transport operators suspend strike

The commercial road transport operators’ sit-down strike across the country has been suspended following intervention by the presidency.

Leadership of the drivers has been invited to the presidency for negotiation.

A statement signed by the General Secretary of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), Godfred Abulbire and sighted by DGN Online entreated all commercial drivers to return to their normal duties.

Commercial drivers in the country began a sit-down strike beginning Monday morning to push the government to scrap taxes on the ex-pump price of petroleum products.

A statement released over the weekend by the Coalition of Commercial Transport Operators said the scrapping of the taxes would ease the burden on Ghanaians.

“In pursuance of the directives of the coalition of commercial transport operators in Ghana and all branches and locals of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), Northern Region and all affiliates of the Coalition are to embark on a sit-down strike from 5 am on Monday, December 6, 2021,” this is according to the statement by the driver union.

According to the drivers, the strike will remain in force until all their demands on the removal of the taxes are fully met by the government.

Meanwhile, the government has officially respond to the strike action and drivers are to resume operations fully.

Source: Daily Guide

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