Uber drivers threaten protest over unfair charges in Ghana

Uber drivers threaten protest over unfair charges in Ghana

- Uber drivers have threatened to withdraw their services on the Uber Applications to protest what they say is unfair treatment by Uber Ghana

- The drivers, numbering over 300, complained that their business was unprofitable due to various regulations by the company which they say was unfavorable to their operations

- Meanwhile, Uber Ghana expressed its preparedness to engage its drivers to ensure the success of their businesses

Uber Ghana has indicated its readiness to engage its drivers following threats of an imminent strike by its driver community.

The Online Drivers Union Ghana has threatened to embark on a week-long demonstration to register their displeasure with certain happenings.

Members of the group include commercial drivers who use Uber, Yango, Bolt, First Class and other internet applications for their operations.

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According to them, some methods used by their app operators was frustrating their work and affecting their daily sales.

In a statement, they explained that though there have been several increments in fuel prices, riders continue to enjoy discounts from their app operators.

This, the Online Drivers Union of Ghana believe, benefits the riders but also, in turn, affects the daily sales of drivers.

They complained that it has become increasingly difficult to make profit since the ride-hailing apps are not making any form of salary payment to them.

The online drivers also want their car owners to reduce the weekly sales from GHc400 to GHc300.

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Responding to this, Uber Ghana said it is ready to engage its driver community in order to settle matters.

Uber Ghana said it constantly monitors fares, examines consumer price sensitivities and driver economics in Ghana to ensure that fares are reasonably priced.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that only 7% of students who wrote the 2019 entrance exams of the Ghana School of Law passed.

According to a report sighted on Classfmonline.com, of the 1,820 candidates who wrote the exams in a bid to get admission in the school, only 128 of them passed.

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Source: Yen

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