Passengers have been left stranded in most parts of Accra following the strike by the Coalition of Commercial Transport Operators which started on Monday December 6, 2021.
The situation which passengers described as unfortunate has halted movement of persons and goods within the Accra Metropolis.
Republic Media engaged some commuters who expressed worry over the sit-down strike by the commercial drivers.
Speaking to Theophilus Amoah, he said he tried getting a Bolt ride to his destination but the fare was too high for him to pay. He also engaged a taxi driver who charged triple the normal fare to his destination.
According to Mr Amoah, he waited for over three hours till a good Samaritan with his personal car commuted him to his destination.
Republic Media captured passengers trekking on foot from areas like Olubu, Amomorley, Nsakina, NIC, Nsunfa, Anyaa and Awoshie to Lapaz, Accra and Kaneshie because they couldn’t afford the high cost of Uber, Bolt, Yango, Taxis, Okada and other means of transport.
Most lorry stations were empty, with some frustrated passengers engaging the services of commercial motorbike (Okada) riders, others walking.
At some stations, passengers formed long queues in anticipation of getting a vehicle to market centres and their places of work.
Some commuters had to wait at the bus stops and lorry stations with the hope that the drivers will call off their strike.
In an interview with Kwame Osei, a commercial driver at Lapaz-Tema Station, he urged government to reduce the fuel prices or increase the transport fares to help them.
According to the Coalition, the government for the past two weeks has failed to heed their calls for some taxes to be scrapped off hence the decision to embark on the sit-down strike.
The drivers are protesting the high cost of fuel in the country.
Some Commercial drivers were seen with canes hitting other buses who had loaded passengers and failed to heed the call to strike, forcing all of them to step down from the vehicles.
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