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Commuters Left Stranded As Commercial Drivers Begin Indefinite Strike Today

The Coalition of Commercial Transport Owners has began an indefinite strike they have been threatening to embark on after over continuous increase in fuel prices and the failure of Government to capture their concerns in the 2022 Budget statement and Economic Policy document.

This act by the Coalition of Commercial Transport Owners has left many commuters stranded on the roadside as they have withdrawn their services. The Coalition threaten to continue with the indefinite strike until Government scraps five taxes they have highlighted to the Government which includes, the Energy Recovery Debt Levy, the sanitation levy, price stabilisation and recovery levy and the special petroleum tax.

The strike action seems to be at its highest in Accra as commuters feel the effect the most. There is news that the strike action is a nationwide action but news reaching as is that it is not as effective at other places like Accra. Kumasi has some drivers conforming to the strike directive while other drivers continue to work

Also in the Northern Region, Tamale, there is a clear division between drivers as some are at post while others are on strike, indicating a clear sign of disunity or poor communication between the driver’s union and drivers.

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