Drivers in Ghana suspend day-old strike following Presidency intervention

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Commercial transport operators in the country suspended their day-old strike action following an intervention from the Presidency to meet the drivers.

A statement signed by Godfred Abulbire, General Secretary for the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) said the union had been invited into a meeting with government to resolve their differences.

“The intended strike action which was scheduled to take effect today Monday 6th December, 2021 has been suspended.

The leadership of the union have been invited to the Presidency during the course of the day.”

The statement further urged drivers across the country to go back to their normal duties.

Drivers across the country began an indefinite strike Monday to push government to remove some levies and taxes on petroleum products to reduce prices.

Hundreds of commuters had to trek short and long distances to schools and their workplaces. Enditem

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