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Oil tanker drivers threaten strike in Ghana

ACCRA, September 24, 2018 – More than 4,000 petroleum tanker drivers have threatened to strike in Ghana, local media reported Saturday.

 

The drivers claim the Petroleum Producers Transportation Delivery Retail and Loss Control manual has not been fully implemented, impacting their income and working conditions, Ghana Web reported.

“We are not under slave trade in this country again. So I don’t see why tanker drivers should be treated unfairly. That is why we think this is the time for us to put our tools down quietly and let’s see whether petroleum will flow to the nation,” the chairman of the Ghana National Petroleum Tanker Drivers Union, George Teye Nyauno, told the media.

The Ministry of Energy had instructed the National Petroleum Authority to address the drivers’ concerns in May, but the union says this directive hasn’t been implemented.

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