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N/R: Commercial Bus Drivers To Strike From Tomorrow Over Hikes in Petroleum Prices

Passengers in Tamale and surrounding areas who wish to travel by commercial buses would have to make frantic efforts today to get to their destinations as waiting to do so tomorrow,[Monday, December 6] may spell doom for them since commercial bus drivers will not be working because of a sit-down strike.The Ghana Private Road Transport Union in a press release signed by Regional chairman, Alhaji Abubakari Alhassan Chandiba, have directed all their members within the region to hault operations by dawn tomorrow in order to press home their demands for government to remove all forms of taxes on petroleum products which in turn will enable reduction in prices of petrol and others at pump stations.

The Union have accordingly entreated their members to comply with the directives and have also urged the general public to bear the brunt of their decision saying that if government yield to their demands, the current hardship on the ordinary Ghanaians will be eased.

"We entreat all our members and affiliates of the coalition to fully comply with this directive. We also wish the public to bear with the coalition on its stands in order for government to scrap all taxes on the pump prices of petroleum products to ease the burden on Ghanaians," the Union noted in their release.This intended strike if followed through by the drivers has the tendency to disrupt economic and social activities both in the region and outside as even goods cannot be carted to their destinations. Also, public and private sector workers who rely on commercial bus services to report to their stations after spending the weekends in the regional capital will be badly affected.

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Alhaji Abubakari Alhassan Chandiba Ghanaians Tamale Union

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