Commercial drivers in Ghana have embarked on a sit-down strike to register their displeasure with the government over the prices of fuel.
The nationwide indefinite strike undertaken by the drivers is part of measures to compel the government to scrap some taxes on fuel to enable reduction at the pumps.
Speaking in an interview on JoyNews, the spokesperson for Coalition of Commercial Transport, Abass Imoro said, “We started this crusade for about two weeks now, we have applied all humble measures to this. Each time we come out with our program, government authority steps in, oh wait, give us time then we will reverse whatever decision we have taken. Not once, not twice but thrice or four times hence our people started accusing us that we are not good leaders.
“Looking at the current economy in which we are, we researched and find out that there is a way out. There are some taxes and levies and margins that can be scrapped out which will reduce the pump price for all of us to alleviate us from the current suffering.”
Well, drivers at Ashaiman lorry station in the Greater Accra Region have proved to passengers that they’re not working as they turn the station into a playground. In a video sighted online, the drivers could be seen playing football as passengers get stranded at the station.
Watch the video below;