Taxi drivers in the Suhum municipality in the Eastern Region have cried out to the government, due to fuel price increment and the bad nature of the major roads in the Suhum municipality.
The station chairman Bro Attah speaking to Plan B FM’s reporter Danso Harrison stated that, this government led by Nana Akuffo Addo has not been fair to drivers at all because the government keeps increasing fuel price all the time, but doesn’t allow drivers to increase the transportation fares.This, he said, is really affecting their daily Sales.
The drivers said, because of the coronavirus pandemic, they were asked not to load full passengers which has become their greatest plight now.
The drivers are now pleading with the government to do something about the fuel price else this year’s general elections they will advice themselves.
They added that the nature of their roads are very bad so the government should come to their aid, because whenever it rains, it is very difficult to go to certain places in the Suhum Municipality.
Some of the drivers also explained that, from Suhum to Akorabo road and Suhum to Adarkwa are worst hit whenever it rains. They are therefore appealing to the MCE Hon. Margaret Darko, and the government of the day His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo to heed their plight. They further stated that, some drivers are also using cars bought with loans and it has now become very difficult for them to pay their car owners due to the deplorable state of their roads and fuel price increment.