Saturday, 19 February 2011

Hundreds walk to work as daladala operators strike in Mwanza

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

CONFUSION reigned here on Monday as hundreds of residents, including students and workers were forced to walk to schools and places of work following a strike by commuter bus drivers.

The strike is said to have been agitated by the drivers and conductors who are demanding a rise in fare following ever increasing petrol and diesel prices.

Speaking in turns at Furahisha grounds in Ilemela District where they had parked their vehicles, the drivers, touts and conductors said that they have arrived into the decision following a failure by the Marine and Surface Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA) to respond to their letter which asked for permission to raise fares.

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