Zemidjan drivers on strike in Lome

23/06/2010
Zemidjan drivers on strike in Lome

Lome, the Togolese capital, was paralyzed Tuesday following a strike by taxi drivers over rising fuel prices in the country.

Moto-Taxi drivers, armed with clubs, stones and other harmful objects, barricaded some roads in Lome, apparently to deter security forces from getting through to them.



Only pedestrians and some motorbike riders were seen moving around town as workers had difficulties getting to their offices.



The striking drivers say the same government which increased fuel prices on Saturday had refused to allow them increase transport fares.



Unable to continue subsidizing oil products, the Togolese government on Saturday increased prices from 505 CFA francs to 580 CFA francs per litre for lead-free petrol, from 500 CFA francs to 575 CFA francs per litre of gas, and from 390 CFA francs to 475 CFA francs per litre of paraffin.



However, the increase does not affect domestic gas that is still sold for 3,500 CFAF per 12.5-kilogramme cylinder.

Commentaires

Loading comments ...

Loading comments ...

IL NE FALLAIT PAS MANQUER

La chanson de Bella Bellow résonne puissamment

Culture

'Blewu' de l'artiste togolaise Bella Bellow a rythmé les cérémonies de commémoration du centenaire de l'armistice dimanche à Paris.

D1 : nouveau leader

Sport

Sara FC de Bafilo a pris la tête du championnat de D1 à l’issue de la 7e journée disputée dimanche.

Faux médicaments : 85 tonnes saisies au premier trimestre

Santé

Les chiffres à eux seuls donnent une idée de l’ampleur du problème. Plus de 85 tonnes de médicaments contrefaits ont été saisis au premier trimestre 2018.

Savoir doser la prise d'antibiotiques

Santé

L’emploi inapproprié et massif des antibiotiques allié au manque d’information des médecins contribuent au développement de la résistance microbienne.