We Are Disappointed In 15 Pesewas Fuel Reduction - GPRTU
Transport operators in the country say they are so much disappointed in the government for reducing fuel prices by just GHp15 per litre through the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta’s address on Thursday, March 24 2022. The operators say the GHp15 will not change their decision to review transport fares but will also enable them to
consider the percentage increment if possible. Reacting to the Finance Minister’s address on mitigating efforts in reviving the economy, the Head of Industrial Relations for the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), Alhaji Abass Ibrahim Moro, said we are shocked. All drivers, including private drivers are shocked. We the
commercial drivers or professional drivers expected to get very meaningful reduction and not this minimal 15 pesewas. He also said the fifteen pesewas is woefully inadequate and definitely, we are going to revisit our upward adjustments of transport fares. Alhaji Moro said if it also happens like this, most people will stop driving
because you can’t save anything for your child. How are you going to get money to look after your child? Look at the taxi drivers who are also sweating like a fish…they cannot get anything at the end of the day. He expressed worry that the reduction is not going to last forever but for just three months. Who knows if the fuel will go up
again? We will be sitting, from Monday to Tuesday if we also have to add more to the 15% proposed upward adjustment that we sent to the Transport Ministry, we will because this 15% will not change our decision to increase our fares.