Photos: Commuters stranded over commercial drivers' strike in Accra

Several commuters have been left stranded this morning following a strike by commercial drivers in Accra.

Commuters stranded over commercial drivers strike in Accra

Several roads in the capital were blocked in the morning, with commuters struggling to get cars to their workplaces.

The leadership of the transport operators in an interview with Joy FM said government must do the needful before they get back to work.

A representative of the coalition of private transport operators, Abass Imoro said the strike is supposed to be nationwide but monitoring of the situation reveals commercial drivers in Accra are the ones complying for now.


The drivers say they hope the campaign or strike will compel the government to reduce fuel prices immediately.

Meanwhile, the sit-down strike has left many commuters stranded, with some struggling to get cars to board to their destinations.

Interestingly, though, some drivers turned their lorry stations into football pitches while the strike was ongoing.

Videos that have gone viral show some of the drivers and their conductors displaying their football skills at the lorry stations while others acted as commentators.


At the Ashaiman lorry station, for instance, the drivers parked their cars and were playing football as the stranded passengers watched on.

A similar situation was witnessed at Kasoa, where several bus drivers used the free time created by the strike to play football.


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