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Monday, 1 June 2015

Commercial drivers across the country begin nationwide strike, Monday

Some commercial drivers across the country have boycotted work as they
begin an indefinite nationwide strike Monday morning.

The drivers say some policies prescribed by the amended road traffic
regulations (LI 2180 ) and currently being implemented by the Driver
Vehicle and Licensing Authority (DVLA) are unfriendly to them.

Chairman of the over one thousand-strong Ghana CommittedDrivers
Association, Charles Danso, says the strike is to get the DVLA to
treat them well.

"They (DVLA) brought something called biometric road worthy sticker,
[but] all the roads on whichwe are [driving on] are not good atall [so
when] DVLA asks us to take a computerised road-worthy test we don't
pass", he lamented.

He adds that they are also unable to acquire driving licenses
becauseof a Basic School Certificate requirement which most of the
drivers do not have.

"Not all of us have been to school before", he said.

However, checks on the ground Monday morning shows that at some lorry
stations drivers are working.


Credit: Myjoyonline.com

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