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PHOTOS: Tanker drivers on sit down strike despite NPA Boss’ promise

By Kweku Antwi Jnr

Members of the Ghana National Petroleum Tanker Drivers Union (GNPTDU) are currently on a sit down strike despite directives by the Chief Executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Alhassan Tampuli, to rescind.

PrimeNewsGhana visited the Tema where the tanker drivers have converged on Tuesday morning to continue their strike.

Members of the GNPTDU embarked on a sit-down strike in demand of a better condition of services which compelled the NPA CEO to meet the tankers drivers for deliberations.

The drivers withdraw their services on Monday, September 24, 2018, over what they described as the NPA’s failure to address their concerns.

The drivers, numbering over 4,000, parked their tankers until the NPA addressed their concerns relating to their conditions of service and welfare.

A day after the strike and the meeting with the NPA CEO which was also attended by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and other stakeholders, the tanker drivers said they will not rescind their decision.

The Chairman of the Union, George Nyauno, told PrimeNewsGhana in an interview on Tuesday that “the promise was just a verbal one. There was no evidence or document to back the promise”.

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