Rosemary Asamoah, a nurse at the 37 Military Hospital, described how the drivers’ strike prevented her from getting to her clinicals on time.
The Coalition of Commercial Transport Operators went on strike today, December 6th, to protest the country’s high gasoline prices.
Hundreds of disgruntled passengers were observed standing on the sidewalk in Lapaz, waiting for vehicles to pick them up and take them to their respective destinations.
Commercial drivers who complied with the strike decision were spotted with canes slamming into other buses that had loaded passengers and failed to heed the strike order, forcing all of them to disembark.
Speaking to TV3, Rosemary Asamoah said “I am going to the 37 Military hospitals and I have been at the bus stop for an hour now. We are not getting car, the drivers say they won’t go because of increment of the fuel prices so they are not working today.
“We are starting our clinical today and we are supposed to report at 7, we got here around 6 and till now we have not gotten a car yet so we are waiting.
” If we don’t get we don’t have any other option than to go back home because we have been standing here for a while now.”