Drivers lament over increase in fuel prices


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By Theresa Sunkwa, GNA      

Koforidua, Sept. 25, GNA – Taxi drivers at the
Akorabo Taxi Station in Koforidua have expressed concern about the recent
increase in fuel prices.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on
Tuesday, the drivers said they spent all they earned on fuel with nothing to
cater for their families and pay their bills.

Yaw Mensah, a taxi driver

By Theresa Sunkwa, GNA      

Koforidua, Sept. 25, GNA – Taxi drivers at the
Akorabo Taxi Station in Koforidua have expressed concern about the recent
increase in fuel prices.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on
Tuesday, the drivers said they spent all they earned on fuel with nothing to
cater for their families and pay their bills.

Yaw Mensah, a taxi driver, popularly known as
Darling man, explained that due to the bad nature of the road from Koforidua to
Akorabo, drivers plying that route spent all their daily income on fuel and
maintenance of their vehicles.

He said most of their clients were farmers who
depended on their services to transport food from their farms to the market in
Koforidua.

“Therefore, any challenge that will force us
to withdraw our services will affect food supply to the Koforidua
Municipality,” he said.

Mr Adjei Kwame, popularly known as Kwame
Radio, a taxi driver at the Nyamekrom Station, said though various taxes and
rates were collected from the drivers for using the lorry park, the place was
not maintained.

“When it rains the whole place gets flooded
making passengers to abandon the station to board vehicles by the roadside and
other stations in the Municipality,” he said, and appealed to the authorities
to rehabilitate the lorry park.

GNA


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