Ghanaians as at the early hours of Monday 6th December, 2021 are facing dire straits by the roadsides and various bus stopping points in the country as the Coalition of commercial transport operators commences its strike action.
As early as 5:30 am, scores of Ghanaians had accumulated by the streets in want of trotros or taxis to convey to their various destinations. This situation which has no established timeline has left a lot of Ghanaians worried.
Hawkers are also distressed as the roads are deserted with no signs of the usual market in traffic. Some areas which are worst hit are Kasoa, Weija, Gbawe, Madina, Tema, Dome, Pokuase, Ablekuma, Kwashieman, Lapaz, and other areas which are densely populated.
Meanwhile, some officials of some driver unions at various vehicle loading terminals in the country are ensuring that recalcitrant drivers are brought to book whereas some passengers in some instance are forced to disembark boarded commercial vehicles regardless where they may have gotten to. The strike action by the coalition is geared at causing the government to scrap off some taxes that are currently being charged on fuel, adding an additional cost of Gh¢ 1.9 on every litre.
According to the drivers, they are putting the passengers on top of their considerations because when transportation fares are increased, it is the passenger that suffers and that until the government does something about the situation, they will not stop protesting.