File illustration picture showing the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign in Frankfurt, September 15, 2014. A Frankfurt court earlier this month instituted a temporary injunction against Uber from offering car-sharing services across Germany. San Francisco-based Uber, which allows users to summon taxi-like services on their smartphones, offers two main services, Uber, its classic low-cost, limousine pick-up service, and Uberpop, a newer ride-sharing service, which connects private drivers to passengers - an established practice in Germany that nonetheless operates in a legal grey area of rules governing commercial transportation. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/Files (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CRIME LAW TRANSPORT)

Fight Uber, not galamsey – Taxi drivers tell government

Members of the Committed Drivers Association have called asked the government to turn its focus on Uber, a location based taxi app that helps road users to book for a ride.

According to the chairman of the group Mr. Charles Danso, the operations of Uber in the city were contrary to the road traffic regulations that are available to persons running taxi services in the country.

Mr. Chales Danso argued that the cars used by Uber were without a taxi sign and did not belong to any commercial transport association, hence, were evading tax.

He further accused the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration, led by John Dramani Mahama, of granting Uber the permit to operate in the city without considering the laid down regulatory laws.

Uber is an American multinational online transportation network that connects riders and drivers at the touch of a button.
Uber is currently available in about 467 cities across 72 countries.

They begun operations in Ghana in June last year

Credit: Jeffrey Nyabor||Ghana


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