Savannah Regional Minister, Hon. Saeed Muhazu Jibril has moved to resolve a misunderstanding between cargo truck drivers plying Sawla/Wa highway to Burkina-Faso and the Sawla axle weighing staff in the Savannah Region.
The cargo drivers accused the staff of the Sawla axle weighing station of extorting monies from them.
According to the leader of the cargo truck drivers, they pass through the same weighing process in Tema and other places and when they overweigh, they are fined to pay some charges but at the Sawla axle weighing station, the charges are always extraordinarily higher.
The cargo truck drivers also accused the Sawla axle weighing station of favouring cargo truck drivers from Burkina-Faso.
According to the cargo drivers, the staff of Sawla axle weighing takes monies from the non Ghanaian cargo drivers and allow them to pass without passing through the axle weighing machine.
Cargo trucks numbering over 100 have been held hostage at the Sawla axle weighing station for their refusal to pay what they believe to be unapproved charges at the Sawla axle weighing station.
Meanwhile, the staff of the Sawla axle weighing have denied the allegations leveled against them by the cargo truck drivers.
During the visit of the Savannah Regional Minister, Staff of the Sawla Axle weighing station explained that they can’t get same figures as the axle weighing station in Tema and other places hence the difference in the charges.
The minister ensured that the officers of the Sawla axle weighing station calibrated their system to match with that of Tema.
This move by the minister calmed the cargo truck drivers down.