The Accra Regional Police Command have arrested 22 suspects for obstructing public movement on Monday, 6th December 2021 during a sit down strike by transport Unions. The 22 Persons were arrested by the Police after blocking some public roads in some parts of the Capital. The suspects took advantage of the strike by members of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union over fuel prices hikes.
Photo Credit: peacefmonline.com The ungrateful reduction of fuel prices has been expressed by many. One of the stakeholders whose businesses are directly affected by fuel prices is drivers. The recognized groups identified as an association of drivers are the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), the Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana, and the Transport Unions.
The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is reportedly sharing the GH¢600 million COVID-19 incentive package promised businesses to branch executives of the party. These party functionaries are reportedly given forms to fill and the money transferred into their mobile money accounts. Member of Parliament for Adaklu, Governs Kwame Agbodza who disclosed this in an interview argued part of that money could have been used to support commercial drivers to bring down transport fares. He indicated that the