Commercial drivers across the country begin nationwide strike, Monday

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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

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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