COVID-19: Our business has been badly affected-Taxi Drivers

Taxi drivers at Upper West Akim in the Eastern region are lamenting the drop in the patronage of their business.

The drivers told Rainbow Radio’s Prince Collins Bening that the outbreak of the coronavirus and the ban on all forms of public gatherings has seriously affected their business.

According to them, since President Akufo-Addo placed a ban on all gatherings including funerals, weddings and other forms of activities, patronage has dropped.

Some also disclosed passengers are now conscious of their safety and sometimes sceptical in sharing seats with other passengers.

”We are not getting passengers. I was previously making GHc150 every week, but I only made GHc12 this week,” a driver said.

Another said: ”we have agreed to park the cars and tell our car owners we will resume work after the ban is lifted and the disease disappears.”

”It has become difficult for us to make sales. Some passengers are also sceptical about sharing seats,” another said.

By: Rashid Obodai Provencal

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