Taxis In Addis Abeba Strike #AddisTaxiStrike Puts City At Standstill
The vibrant and busy African and Ethiopian capital city has been left at a stand still after taxi drivers in Addis Abeba stage a strike this morning, 29 February 2016.
Despite a announcement on state media yesterday that the operationalisation of the new directive has been suspended for three months until “until taxi drivers are familiarized with it”, taxi drivers went on with the strike today.
There are also reports that buses that travel to regional towns have also joined the strike disconnecting the capital from the regions.
The strike is in response to a new directive introduced last week and could potentially disqualify drivers in few months. The directive introduces a penalty system where driver who recorded more than 21 points, would be disqualified from driving for three months.