The Concerned Drivers Association says it is optimistic the Coalition of Private Transport Operators will agree on an upward adjustment of transport fares on February 2nd, 2022.
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The Coalition of Private Transport Operators will on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, conclude its deliberation to either increase transport fares or continue to push for the reduction of taxes on petroleum products.
This comes on the back of concerns raised by transport operators on recent fuel price hikes.
Speaking to Citi News, the Public Relations Officer of the Concerned Drivers Association, David Agboado, said the operators will issue a public notice on their decision and new transport fares before they begin engaging Parliament for the scrapping of some petroleum levies.
“We will still increase the transport fares, and we will communicate it to the public on Wednesday then after that, we will still fight for the reduction of the taxes on the petroleum prices,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), the country’s largest transport union, has said the operations of its members have become difficult because they are currently running at a loss due to the current price of fuel.
The General Secretary of GPRTU, Godfred Abulbire, in a Citi News interview said they expected the government to keep its word by ensuring a reduction in the price of fuel but fuel prices have rather shot up.