Fuel hikes: Concern Drivers want Gov’t to scrap some taxes on fuel

The Concern Drivers Association of Ghana have indicated that they would have no choice than to increase fares should the government fail to review the taxes on petroleum products.

The chairman of the Association, Paa Willie, who was speaking on Dwaboase on TV XYZ Monday morning bemoaned the incessant increase in fuel prices.

Diesel price jumped to 7 cedis while petrol increased slightly to 6.99 cedis on Sunday, triggering anger among drivers.

Paa Willie who believes the Akufo-Addo government does not respect commercial drivers, disclosed that their suggestions are not given the needed attention until they begin to park their vehicles.

In December for instance, commercial drivers parked their cars over fuel hikes. The strike action saw many commuters walking several kilometres to work.

The government was forced to meet stakeholders which resulted in the reduction of fuel prices at GOIL pumps.

Although GOIL prices remain slightly stable, Willie told Pomaa Kyekyeku that the price stability needs to cut across.

He argues that scrapping some taxes on fuel prices will give drivers and passengers some respite.

“We are pleading with the government to take off some of the taxes on fuel,”  Wille noted.


By Henryson Okrah||Ghana

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