16 Drivers Unions threaten STRIKE action over Fuel Price Increase

    Sixteen driver unions have threatened to embark on a massive strike action if government does not scrap taxes on petroleum products.

    According to the unions, they have identified at least five taxes that they believe serve no useful purpose but rather impose financial burden on the people.

    The Coalition of Private Transport Associations includes Tipper Truck Association, Articulated Drivers Association, Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU), Ghana National Cargo Transport Association, Ghana Committed Drivers Association, True Drivers Union and Digital Drivers Union

    They say if their warning is not followed, a massive stroke action will be kicked in by Thursday 3pm.

    They want the energy debt recovery levy, the Road fund levy, Energy sector levy, Sanitation levy and Special petroleum levy, scrapped.

    litre of petrol and diesel currently sells at ¢6.90 at major oil marketing companies across the country.

    The driver unions say there is no way they can afford or make any savings with the new price increases.

    The government has since the recent hikes in prices announced the suspension of two levies for the next two months, but the unions say this is inadequate.



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