Trotro drivers halt operations. Coalition of Commercial Transport Operators, a 16 member public transport union, embarked on a strike to demand withdrawal of excessive levies from government. The group grounded all buses; creating a shortage of transportation for commuters. Public mini buses serve as means of transport for over 70% of the population in Ghana.
If a government proposal becomes adopted, all trotro operators will be required to affiliate with a transport union or risk penalty. The new regulation is widely regarded as a form of greater state control over the informal transport sector for taxation purposes. Many trotro drivers do not belong to unions because they cruise along the commuter routes and are not affiliated to a particular terminal where they feel bogged down by administrative and operational encumbrances.