Monday, October 3, 2022

G.P.R.T.U to take Action as Fuel Prices Increase

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) says that it is engaging various transport operators on the next line of action following the government’s failure to stabilize fuel prices in the country.

On Sunday, January 16, 2022, fuel prices hit the projected GH 7 per litre mark.

In an interview with citi news, the industrial Relations Officer of GPRTU, Abass Imoro, said stakeholders are yet to take decision on their next line of action on the matter.

The Institute for Energy Security (IES), earlier predicted a GH 7per litre of fuel in the second pricing window of this month.

Fuel prices at most pumps per litre around the country dropped to GH 6.50 prior to recent increase on the average in the past few weeks, and subsequently rose to reach an average of GH 6.70 at most pumps.

Checks on Sunday January 16, 2022 indicated that while a litre of petrol and diesel was going for GH 6.50 at Goil, Shell was selling both at GH 6.80.

Total on the other hand, was selling a litre of petrol at GH 6.99 and a litre of diesel at GH 7.05.

Various transport operators together with Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana, have lamented recent increases in fuel price continually that it is having dire consequences on their business.

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