Suspend strike – GPRTU to drivers

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The Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU) has asked its members to suspend the ongoing strike action.

This call follows an invitation to the leadership of the driver unions to a meeting with the President at the seat pf government, Monday morning.

“the Leadership of the Union has been invited to the Presidency during the course of the Day. Developments will be communicated to members. We, therefore, entreat our cherished members to go back to their normal duties,” a statement said.

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.

Some Commercial drivers who complied with the decision to strike were seen with canes hitting other buses who had loaded passengers and failed to heed the call to strike, forcing all of them to step down from the vehicles.

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana