Akufo-Addo's Chief of Staff begs Drivers to Suspend Strike and hit the road again

Akufo-Addo's Chief of Staff begs Drivers to Suspend Strike and hit the road again

  • The Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Opare has appealed to drivers to call off their strike
  • According to her, the president wants to intervene
  • The strike follows a continuous increase in fuel prices over the last few months

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President Nana Addo Dankwa's Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare has appealed to drivers to suspend their strike.

A leading member of the Coalition of Transport Operators, Ibrahim Musa, told Alfred Ocansey on the Sunrise show on 3FM Monday, December 6 that there was a communique from her office appealing for them to return to the roads.

He added that per the communique sent by the chief of staff, the president wants to intervene.

“There was a purported communication from the Chief of Staff that the strike be suspended because the President wants to intervene , and that the President would want to meet the coalition,”.

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Passengers were left stranded in most parts of Accra following the strike by the Coalition of Commercial Transport Operators which started today, Monday, December 6, 2021.

The strike follows a continuous increase in fuel prices over the last few months.

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While some transport operators sat aloof looking at the passengers plead with them, others decided to have a good day as they turned the lorry stations into football pitches.

Protesting drivers arrested at Ablekuma

Some drivers at Ablekuma, a suburb of Accra have been arrested by the police for protesting and blocking the road, and protesting during the strike action.

In a report filed by 3news.com.gh, the arrest took place after the protesting drivers allegedly blocked the roads in the area, causing traffic congestion and chaos.

The protest and strike action follow the constant increment in the cost of fuel in the country over the last couple of weeks.

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Some commercial drivers who complied with the decision to strike were seen with canes hitting other buses who had loaded passengers and failed to heed the call to strike, forcing all of them to step down from the vehicles.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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