By Eric Tataw – Washington DC, USA, Saturday, April 25, 2020.
Members of the Transport Sector in the Central African country of Cameroon said Saturday, April 25, 2020, they will begin strike action, Monday, April 27, 2020.
Transport Syndicate is mounting pressure on the government to intervene and support them during this COVID-19 period, sources have told National Telegraph.
According to the document, a copy of which National Telegraph has obtained, the Syndicate’s top officials say since the government doesn’t want to help them during this tough period of COVID-19, no commercial bike, taxi or inter-urban buses will move.
The transport syndicate is demanding that the Government drops the prices of fuel and also help them with other equipment to fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.
The country’s president, Paul Biya recently signed out a one-billion COVID-19 solidarity fund money and also made a personal donation of 2 billion FCFA to all council areas to assist in the fight against the novel virus.
The government is yet to make any official statement in relation to Monday’s planned strike. On Friday, April 24, 2020, the country’s Health Minister announced 1,430 people had been infected.
“The Government has just held its COVID-19 pandemic assessment meeting. Today’s statistics show 1,430 people infected, including 692 active, 120 hospitalized and 20 on respiratory assistance. 668 recovered and 43 deaths. We continue to control this virus,” Dr. Manaouda Malachi said.