President Akufo-Addo has reportedly called on the leadership of the Coalition of Commercial Transport Operators to suspend their indefinite nationwide strike and come to Jubilee house this morning, Rainbow Radio has gathered.
They have been asked to come to the seat of government for a discussion over the concerns they have raised.
According to the leadership of GPRTU, the two sector ministers, the transport minister and the minister for energy did not inform the president about their intended strike happening now.
According to the transport operators, the government has failed to heed their request to scrap some levies on fuel to cause a reduction in price hence their decision.
Speaking to the media today, a representative of the group and Communications team member for the Ghana Private Road Transport Union, Eric Nii Asirifi has called on all drivers to go back to work with immediate effect.
All drivers are asked to call off the strike and resume work.
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.