Ghana: Petroleum Tanker Drivers Resume Work After Four Days’ Sit Down Strike


Petroleum tanker drivers in the Republic of Ghana have called off their sit-down strike after meeting with the Ministry of Energy and the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) on Friday, 5th August 2022.

The tanker driver unions embarked on the sit-down strike on Monday, 1st August 2022, to protest the continuous ban on LPG projects which were in various stages of completion.

They were also unhappy with claims by the NPA that they were tampering with the electronic tracking cargo seal fixed on their tankers.

Ghana’s Cabinet placed a ban on ongoing LPG projects after the Atomic Junction gas explosion incident in 2017.

A statement issued by the union today, Friday, August 5, 2022, noted that the suspension of the strike is up till 30th September 22, 2022, when they expect all issues to be addressed.