Ghana Drivers To Strike Over Increased Motor Insurance Premium

Drivers operating in Ghana have declared a nationwide strike which according to them will begin on Monday, February 8, 2016.

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They include members of the  Ghana Private Roads Transport Union (GPRTU) and the Ghana Roads Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC).

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drivers strike

They are protesting the increase in motor insurance premium.

It could be recall that the Ghana Insurance Association (GIA) and the Ministry of Finance agreed on a 300% increase in insurance premium in July 2015 and it is being implemented in two phases.

However, at a press conference in Accra today, the drivers said they were not informed about the directive and hence must be reversed.

Led by their chairman, Charles Danso, the drivers are saying that the Insurance Commission is not “being fair to them,” especially when they are not benefitting from the insurance and other transport related charges.

They have expressed their unwillingness to pay anything more than 250% if the NIC does not reverse the policy and have also served notice that they will commence their own insurance firm which will see to their needs because they feel “cheated.”


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