Drivers suspend strike

Drivers in Ghana have suspended their strike which started on Monday December 6.

A statement issued by the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTUC) said “The intended strike which was scheduled to tale of today Monday December 6, 2021 has been suspended. The leadership of the Union had been invited to the Presidency during the course of the day. Developments will be communicated.”

The Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare had earlier appealed to the drivers to suspend their strike.

A leading member of the Coalition of Transport Operators, Ibrahim Musa, told Alfred Ocansey on the Sunrise show on 3FM Monday December 6 that “there was a purported communication from the Chief of Staff that the strike be suspended because the President wants to intervene , and that the President would want to meet the coalition”.

Passengers were left stranded in most parts of Accra following the strike by the Coalition of Commercial Transport Operators which started today, Monday December 6.

The drivers are protesting the high cost of fuel in the country.

Scores of frustrated passengers were seen standing on the pavement at Lapaz as they waited for vehicles to pick them to their various destinations.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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