The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has asked it’s members to suspend their strike action which started Monday morning.
Several passengers were left stranded across the country following a strike action by commercial transport operators.
The intended strike announced by the Coalition of Commercial Transport Owners last week has started today, Monday, December 6, 2021.
The strike action is to compel the government to scrap some taxes on fuel to enable reduction at the pumps.
According to the Coalition, the government for the past two weeks has failed to heed their calls for some taxes on fuel prices to be scrapped off hence the decision to embark on the sit-down strike.
The coalition of private transport operators consists of Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU), Association of Tipper Truck Drivers, Harbor Transport Owners, Ghana National Cargo Transport Association, Ghana Committed Drivers Association, Concerned Drivers Association, Digital Drivers, Commercial motorbike riders, popularly referred to as Okada, the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers among others.
The Coalition wants the government to scrap off taxes like the Price Stabilization and Recovery Levy, Special Petroleum Tax, the Energy Recovery Debt Levy, and the Sanitation levy.
But the GPRTU has issued a statement saying the strike has been suspended.
The statement said the leadership has been invited to the presidency for a meeting.
Fold this reason, all commercial transport operators have been asked to call off the strike.