The strike initiated by the Union of Truck Drivers in Cameroon (SCPC) operating the Douala-Bangui corridor in a bid to denounce the harassment from armed gangs from the Central African Republic is stillgoing on These drivers said they are usually the targets of murder, beatings and harassment from the armed militias.
More than two years after the outbreak of the crisis in the CAR, the Office of Management of Land Freight (BGFT) confirmed the deaths of eleven truck drivers while two are reported missing. This situation is unacceptable, the truckers drivers decried, stressing that â€œall those deaths are caused by the CAR-based armed groups.
More than 90 percent of goods to the CAR pass through Cameroon from the Port of Douala (PAD). A landlocked country, CAR depends heavily on Cameroon’s port of Douala which serves as a transit point for the crisis-torn country’s exports and imports.