Yango, Uber prices up as Commercial drivers begin strike

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Yango and Uber prices are up with all classes busy as commercial transport owners begin an indefinite industrial action today.

All classes got busy as early as 0500 hours with charges rising to 100 per cent and over.

Most lorry stations are empty, with some frustrated passengers engaging the services of commercial motorbike (Okada) riders, others walking.

At some stations, passengers formed long queues in anticipation of getting a vehicle to market centres and their places of work.

A few commercial vehicles are working.

Some passengers said they would go home if they did not get a vehicle by 0900 hours.

The sit-down strike, directed by the Coalition of Commercial Transport Operators, is to back home demands for government to remove five taxes contained in the 2022 budget.

The five taxes and levies are The Price Stabilization and Recovery Levy, the Special Petroleum Tax, Energy Sector Levy, Energy Debt Recovery Levy, and the Sanitation and Pollution Levy from the pump price of petroleum products.

Mr Ibrahim Musah, Executive Secretary of the Joint Association of Port Transport Unions, (JAPTU) Ghana, in a statement,
said the Coalition had directed the leadership of all its affiliates to close the stations.

The Coalition said drivers who disobeyed the directive would face “administrative consequences.”

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