Ghanaian Man Who Works As A Taxi Driver Says He Wishes To Return To His Old Job

Ghanaian Man Who Works As A Taxi Driver Says He Wishes To Return To His Old Job

  • A young man has confessed that the challenges associated with his job as a taxi driver make him miss the days he used to be a salaried worker
  • Francis Akuako said the hikes in fuel prices and the establishment of ride-hailing services have severely affected the taxi business
  • He confessed that he is now burdened with paying for the price of the car he works with

A young Ghanaian man has confessed that he is filled with regret anytime he reflects on how his job as a taxi driver is going.

Speaking in an interview with YouTube vlogger DJ Nyaami on his channel, SVTV Africa, Francis Akuako, a taxi driver who plies his trade at the Tema Metropolis said the taxi business has taken a big hit, particularly considering the prices of fuel and the emergence of hailing ride services.

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Taxi driver complains of the hardship he is faced with in his line of work
Ghanaian man says he was better off as a salaried worker than as a taxi driver Photo credit @SVTV Africa/YouTube
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Francis who began working as a taxi driver two years ago said he wishes he could reverse the hands of time back to the days when he was a salaried worker.

“Before I became a taxi driver I used to work at PZ, prior to that I also worked at the fishing harbour and also for a prominent businessman at East Legon. Now looking at how things are going I wish I could return to being a salaried worker” he said with a grim look on his face.

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Francis said one major burden he is now faced with is how to pay for the car he works with.

“I drive the taxi on a work-and-pay basis and I must pay GH₵58,000 to my car owner before the car becomes mine”.

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He added, "looking at how things are going, I don’t think I can meet the deadline. I can't pay that amount within two years”.
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Ghanaian Taxi Driver In Qatar Reveals He Earns Over GH¢16K Monthly with Free Accommodation

Earlier YEN.com.gh reported that a Qatar-based Ghanaian man affectionately called Papa Kumasi has disclosed that he earns more than GH¢16,000 monthly as a taxi driver in the Arab nation.

Speaking to blogger Zionfelix, Papa Kumasi disclosed that he worked as a taxi driver before venturing into the beauty industry in Ghana.

He recounted that he decided to relocate to Qatar after his friends informed him he could make more than twice the earnings taxi drivers make in Ghana.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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