Concerned Drivers Association together with Joint Association of Port Transport Union (JAPTU) have warned the government that they would start their strike if there is no reduction in fuel prices.
According to them, they were expecting changes in fuel prices when the 2022 budget was read but were disappointed when nothing was mentioned about the increment of fuel prices.
They made this known on Happy98.7FM’s “Epa Hoa Daben” with Don Kwabena Prah when they mentioned, “We wanted the government to remove tolls and add at least 10 pesewas to fuel prices so that those who don’t pay tolls can contribute to road infrastructure through the purchase of fuel but the government has removed the tolls and didn’t make any changes in the fuel increment.”
To show the seriousness of their threats,drivers were informed today to tie red band on their cars as a signal to inform the public and government that they would embark on strike if something good do not come from the petition they have presented to the government, starting on Monday 29th November, 2021
They further stated that drivers would not get into any agreement with the government when they are called to halt the strike unless they see that fuel prices have been reduce drastically.
By: Joanitah Amoakowaah Coffie