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Fuel prices to be reduced gradually to GH¢1.5p per litre

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GRPTU) has said while a 15p reduction in fuel prices by GOIL is not enough, the government has promised to lower the price of the commodity by GH¢1.5p gradually.
The driver union said although its members welcome the reduction the 15p is way below expectations.

Public Relations Officer of the GPRTU, Abass Imoro, said a GH¢1.50p per litre reduction was the expectation.

He disclosed that at the meeting held at the Presidency, government representatives said an outright GH¢1.50p would be impossible.

He said government representatives said the price of petrol and diesel will be reduced to GH¢1.5p gradually.

He told Accra-based Rainbow Radio that GPRTU leadership has given the government the benefit of the doubt and they were hopeful their demands would be met.

Mr Imoro indicated that the constant increase in fuel prices has affected commercial transport operators.

Commercial drivers on Monday, December 6, 2021, embarked on a sit-down strike in protest of high fuel prices.

Many passengers, including workers, traders, and schoolchildren, were left stranded at various bus terminals and roadsides while drivers blocked roads to prevent their colleagues and private vehicles from moving amidst resistance.

The sit-down strike was led by the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) and other transport operators.

The strike was later suspended following a meeting at the Jubilee House.

Abass Imoro said authorities have realised how strong the driver unions were and would take steps to address their concerns.

Credit : primenewsghana

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