Drivers of petroleum tankers cease their nationwide strike
Following a more than two-hour crunch meeting with Minister of Roads and Highways Kwasi Amoako-Attah, the Ghana National Petroleum Tanker Drivers Union and Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Tanker Drivers have suspended their strike action.
While road-smoothing construction is underway, the Union is anticipated to start working again tomorrow, Friday.
Due to worries about the inadequate road system surrounding their loading terminals, the Union launched a sit-down strike on Monday.
The Vice Chairman of the Union, Sunday Alabi said the union after its meeting with the Minister decided to suspend their strike at midnight of Thursday, June 29, 2023, on the condition that the “contractor ensured that riding quality is improved within three weeks.”
“The access road to the depots in Kumasi, Takoradi and Bupe are improved as works on the roads will commence from tomorrow and a seven-member committee is formed, the ministry will give us three people and four will be from the union to monitor the progress of works on the roads.”
Meanwhile, Mr Amoako-Attah earlier in his interaction with the aggrieved tanker drivers reiterated that, a joint committee from the Ministry and Union will be formed forthwith to resolve their concerns.
He assured them that he or his deputy will be there once a week to inspect the progress of work on the road, stating that “I will be coming here once every week, if I am unable to, my deputy will be here, so please do the work as required of you.”
“The country belongs to all of us, there is a problem, and it must be resolved, so we need to be patient and address it the right way. So let us work together.”