2 sustain injuries as police fires tear gas & warning shots at TOR

By Kweku Antwi Jnr
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Two people were injured when the police fired tear gas and warning shots at the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) premises on Tuesday to maintain law and order.

The two were member of the Ghana National Petroleum Drivers Union who were on a sit down strike to demand better conditions of service.

The warning shots and tear gas were meant to disperse irate members of the Ghana National Petroleum Drivers Union who have refused to heed to the promise by the Chief Executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) to resolve their grievances.

Some union executives and members were also arrested.

Armed police personnel and National Security operatives at TOR were hard on some fuel tanker drivers who were preventing their colleague gas tanker drivers from loading products at TOR.

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In the process, David Konadu, who is the Treasurer of Ghana National Petroleum Drivers Union and some members were arrested amidst firing of tear gas and warning shots.

The Tema Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Joseph Darkwa in an interview with PrimeNewsGhana said the use of force by the police became necessary after the angry drivers pelted stones at them.

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