Story: Peace AWUKU
Sixteen driver unions are demanding that government scraps some taxes on petroleum products.
According to the unions, they have identified at least five taxes that they believe serve no useful purpose.
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
At a press conference today organised by the Unions they said, should their caution go unheeded, they would be forced to withdraw their services on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 at 3 pm.
A litre of petrol and diesel currently sells at ¢6.90 at major oil marketing companies across the country.
The driver unions said they could not continue to put up with such high prices.
Government has since the recent hikes in prices announced the suspension of two levies for the next two months, but the unions said this was inadequate.
They want the energy debt recovery levy, the Road fund levy, Energy sector levy, Sanitation levy and Special petroleum levy, scrapped.