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General News of Tuesday, 20 September 2016


Drivers call off strike

The Ghana Committed Drivers Association has called off its indefinite strike after 24 hours, with members resuming work today, Tuesday September 20.

The association withdrew its services on Monday, September 19, in protest to the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system which dedicates a lane on roads to certain buses, thus preventing local commercial minibuses and taxis from using those lanes. The BRT is set to begin in November.

Speaking to Class News, Vice Chairman of the Association, Prince Amankwah, said some members defied the strike directive due to the lack of support from the Ghana Private Roads Transport Union (GPRTU).

Chairman of the GPRTU, Kwame Nkrumah, however, explained that it distanced itself from the strike because the union was already in talks with the Transport Ministry.