Some gas stations in Takoradi halt sale of LPG in solidarity with Gas Tanker Drivers Association
Some gas stations within Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis and Effia Kwesimintsim Municipality have this morning halted the sail of gas to the general public in solidarity with a sit-down strike by gas tanker drivers association, petrol tanker unions in consultation with LPG marketers association and Ghana LPG operators association and other stakeholders in the LPG downstream industry.
In a press release by the Association, they have sighted three major reasons for which they are embarking on the strike. They include poor working conditions of Gas tanker drivers, a ban on LPG stations since 2017 and unfair treatment of petrol tanker drivers by BOST and NPA.
They indicate countless occasions to get their grievances addressed by various government agencies and ministries have proved futile.
Monitoring some gas stations in the Sekondi-Takoradi and its environs this morning, domestic and industrial consumers of LPG are left stranded at some gas stations we visited this morning.
A driver told Skyy News, “I passed the night here at the station just to get gas, why should it be so? I depend on it for my day-to-day activity and income for my family.”