Taxi Drivers In Northern Region Strike Over Fuel Price Hikes

Taxi Drivers In Northern Region Strike Over Fuel Price Hikes

There has been a strike action by taxi drivers in the Northern regional capital of Tamale as drivers protest against what they describe as the unwarranted hikes in petroleum prices - a development causing pedestrians to be stranded.

Checks do indicate that hundreds of taxis have been parked at various taxi ranks, parking junctions and at homes - a decision leaving passengers with no choice, but to resort to tricycles and motorbikes as primary means of transportation.

Petroleum products have been increased by 27 percent. The latest increment is occasioned by the passage of the Energy Sector Levy by Parliament last month. The increase margin is one of the biggest in recent times.

A gallon of petrol at some fuel stations now sells at about Ghc15.40 and 15. 80 pesewas with diesel going for Ghc14.50 and 14. 60 pesewas.

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