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Fuel hike: Gov’t meets commercial drivers over strike

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Kweku Ofori Asiamah, Trnsport Minister

The government will today, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 be meeting with commercial drivers over their decision to strike on Monday, 29 November 2021, in reaction to the government’s failure to reduce taxes on petroleum products in the country.

The meeting is at the behest of the ministries of transport, energy, and finance.

The transport operators have on several occasions appealed to the government to scrap some of the levies and taxes on fuel prices such as the price stabilisation and recovery levy, fuel marking margin levy, special margin levy, BOST margin levy, and the prime distribution margin levy; and also reduce the energy sector, energy debt recovery and fund levies to 30 pesewas per litre.

In attendance at the meeting will be the 16 members of the coalition, namely Ghana Private Transport Union (GPRTU), Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana, Ghana National Cargo Transport Association, and Ghana Committed Drivers Association among others.    

The spokesperson for the True Drivers Union, Mr Yaw Barimah, made the disclosure of the meeting in an interview with Kwame Appiah Kubi on Accra100.5FM’s morning show Ghana Yensom on Wednesday.

Credit:Classfmonline.com

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