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Tanker Drivers Embark on Indefinite Nationwide Strike Over Poor Conditions of Service

Tanker Drivers are embarking on a nationwide strike because the Ghana National Petroleum Authority is tone deaf to their plights.

The Ghana National Petroleum Tanker Drivers Union have declared an indefinite sit-down strike demanding improved conditions of service.

The drivers say the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) board since November 2023 has not shown any concern about voting on an agreed-upon policy framework to enhance their salaries and other working conditions despite several efforts to get it approved.

Sunday Alabi, Vice President of the tanker drivers said they have not received a response after submitting a petition to the Presidency last week to expedite the approval process.

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This lack of response prompted the decision to escalate their protest through a strike action. Alabi added that they will continue to strike until the framework is approved.

“We wrote a petition to the Presidency last week to have the framework approved but we have not heard anything yet and that is why we are embarking on the sit-down strike because the livelihood of our drivers is so bad,” he said.

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The ongoing sit-down strike by the Ghana National Petroleum Tanker Drivers Union threatens to halt the transportation of over 400 million litres of fuel from various petroleum loading terminals nationwide.

This situation is expected to significantly impact approximately 3.5 million consumers nationwide in the coming days.

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