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Eastern Sudan: Transport drivers strike for higher tariffs

July 7 - 2020 KASSALA
Road transport in Sudan (File photo Taha Hussain Wikimedia Commons)
Road transport in Sudan (File photo Taha Hussain Wikimedia Commons)

Drivers of public transport vehicles in Kassala in eastern Sudan have called-out a strike demanding higher tariffs. They complain that their business is not profitable under current conditions

A driver told Radio Dabanga that the continuing fuel crisis compels driver to buy petrol at the commercial price or from the parallel market. “Moreover, the prices of imported spare parts have increased by 300 per cent.”

He made it clear that the current set tariff is not profitable. Drivers therefore demand the provision of fuel at a subsidised price if the tariffs cannot be increased.

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