‘We thought something good will come out from the Peduase retreat’ – GPRTU fumes over paltry 15p cut on fuel price


The Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU) is fuming over government decision to reduce a platry GHS0.15pesewas on every litre of fuel at the pump.

Speaking to GHOne TV in an interview, the Head of Communications for GPRTU, Abbas Morro stressed that his outfit is disappointed in the outcome of the cabinet’s retreat at Peduase last weekend.

Noting that the GPRTU was expecting at least a GHS2 per litre reduction on the prices of fuel in the country, the Transport Union has now issued a caution that it will next month increase fares again by 15%.

“When we heard they were in Peduase Lodge thinking about some of these things, we were happy thinking something reasonable would come out of it. What do I mean by reasonable, we were thinking Ghc2 or so which will have an impact on our day to day activities but it wasn’t so,” Abbas Morro shared.

The GPRTU head of communications continued, “We heard 15pesewas and even that we have it for only a period of three months. The way things are meaning fuel price can be increased at any time. So what we want to do is to go ahead with the 15% upwards adjustment.”

The government as part of measures to mitigate the economic hardships on Ghanaians has reduced margins in the petroleum price build-up by a total of 15 pesewas per litre.

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta made the announcement during a press briefing in Accra on Thursday, March 24, 2022, adding that the reduction in margin is expected to reduce prices of petrol by 1.6 per cent and diesel by 1.4 per cent.


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