US-based Ghanaian taxi driver Nana King claims that he makes more than Ghanaian members of parliament.
In an interview on Daily Hustle Worldwide, Nana King revealed that he makes about ($2400) GHS34K a week as a taxi driver in New York.
According to him, taxi drivers in New York City make more than some policemen. Nana King mentioned that after the introduction of ride-hailing services, taxi drivers’ income was reduced. However, he still makes at least $400 (GHS5,700) daily.
“If it weren’t for the Uber services that came back to New York, I’d say we make more money than the policemen here. Let me use my income as an example. I can make at least $1250 to $1500 weekly. A month is about $6000,” he told DJ Nyaami.
Nana King further disclosed that he spends half of his income on bills and taxes but saves about $2000 monthly.
“We call the taxi business “ATM” because tourists visit New York 24/7. If drivers want to work all day, they can.”
Speaking on the risks involved in driving a commercial vehicle in one of the most populated cities in America, Nana King stated that taxi drivers encounter armed robbers, and others also refuse to pay.
Kindly watch the full interview below;