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Bus Owners On Strike Over Fuel Price Hike
March 16, 2000
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (PANA) - Private bus owners in Burundi embarked on a two-day strike Thursday to protest a steep rise in fuel prices.
Following the strike, workers in Bujumbura had problems in reaching their workplaces as only a few buses from the state-owned Public Transport Company were available.
The president of the Association of Burundi Transporters' Association, David Niyungeko, said they had decided to go on strike instead of unilaterally raising fares.
-- (Dee360Degree@aol.com), March 17, 2000