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Ministers Convince Transporters Syndicate To Call Off Strike Action

Yaounde (National Times)-A delegation of Government Ministers  has convinced the syndicate of road transporters in Cameroon to call off a strike action earlier announced to begin this Monday June 10. The syndicate suppressed the strike action Sunday June 9 after meeting with the government bench.

Few weeks back, the transporters syndicate had raised concerns over taxes, multiple checkpoints on the road among other  difficulties. The entity had made bold its decision to begin striking this Monday.

Yesterday, the Ministers of Trade Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana, Transport Jean Ernest Messina Ngale Bibehe and Labour and Social Security Gregoire Owona discussed with the leaders of the transporters’ syndicate. A representative of the National Hydrocarbons Prizes Stabilisarion Fund (CSPH) was at the meeting.

Emerging from the meeting, Trade Minister Mbarga Atangana said, the government was grateful to strike a compromise with the syndicate. The Minister said actions will be initiated in the days ahead to  look into the concerns raised.

In a final communiqué released after yesterday’s meeting, government promised to look into the complaint of multiple security controls on the road within 30 days. On other taxes under contention, the government said further observations will be made when the next budget comes under preparation.

The syndicate expressed the need for the putting in place an exhaustive list of required car documents. They  urge the government to take measures in this light  in the nearest future.

On the cost of escorting the trucks loaded with goods, the parties agreed that, it was an issue concerning the Central African Republic (CAR) and should be handled from their end as a neighbouring state


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