Uber drivers in Ghana withdraw services over unfair charges

The drivers, numbering over 300, complain that their business is unprofitable due to various regulations by the company which they say is unfavorable to their operations.

Uber drivers have withdrawn their services on the Uber Applications for the next two weeks to protest what they say is unfair treatment by Uber Ghana.

They cite for example the 25 percent commission, reduced working hours, anonymous passengers and discount promotions for passengers as some of the issues they are unhappy about.

The drivers mostly from the city centres, yesterday demonstrated to register their displeasure.

They converged on the Trade Fair Center at Labadi in Accra where they submitted a petition to an official of the company.


Chairman of the Online Private Drivers Association, Ishmael Ocoo told local media Citi Business News they will not stop protesting until they get their grievances addressed.

“We have already served them a petition but they didn’t answer. We want them to even engage us but they don’t want to do that, “he lamented.

The drivers are also unhappy managers of the company failed to give them a fair hearing when incidents occur between them and passengers. They also complain that the company has refused to increase prices even after fuel prices went up three times this year.

The drivers later submitted their petition to an official of Uber, however the official who wouldn’t disclose his position at Uber Ghana refused to address the crowd.

After several failed attempts to get him to immediately speak to the crowd, the drivers withdrew their services from the Uber platform for two weeks.


They threatened to go off the Uber platform and join other online transport services.


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