COPEC warns of impending fuel shortage amid tanker truck drivers’ strike

The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) predicts an imminent fuel shortage if the grievances of the striking Ghana National Union of Tanker Drivers remain unresolved.

COPEC emphasizes that an urgent resolution of drivers’ concerns is imperative to avoid potentially serious repercussions.

The Ghana National Union of Oil Tanker Drivers began an indefinite strike on Tuesday, May 21, demanding improvements in their conditions of service.

This action underscores drivers’ frustrations with existing working conditions and highlights the urgency of addressing these issues to ensure the uninterrupted flow of petroleum products.

COPEC Executive Secretary Duncan Amoah expressed grave concern over the possible ramifications of the ongoing strike.

He highlighted that if the strike continues for 72 hours, consumers could soon face the inconvenience of queuing at fuel pumps in search of the essential product.

“The oil marketing companies cannot get them the products without those tanker drivers and what that adds to the problems of Ghanaians is that if that strike is not called off in the next 48 to 72 hours, we will soon have to queue for get fuel. because it is likely that the supply will run out at the various fuel stations,” he stated.

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