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Three driver unions announce fare increment after weekend fuel hike

Three driver unions have announced an upward adjustment of their fares, following the increase in fuel prices over the weekend.

The unions: Ghana Committed Drivers Association, Concern Drivers Association, and True Drivers Union said the increment in fares has become necessary because the prices of goods and services are rising as fuel prices go up.

On Saturday, June 19, some Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) adjusted their pumps, selling petrol and diesel at GH¢6.23 per litre.

But the groups are yet to tell the percentage by which they are increasing the fares.

 

“The governnenbt said it has increased fuel prices by 3% but as we calculated, we realised that the government has increased the price by 1 cedi per gallon,” the PRO for True Drivers Union, Yaw Barima said in an interview with Myxyzonline.com.

“We are reminding Ghanaians that this is what we have planned and we will ensure that we execute our plan,” he added.

IES Predicts more increment

Meanwhile, the Institute of Energy Security (IES) has revealed fuel prices could hit GH¢7 per litre by the end of the year.

“We have projected that by the next six months, we will buy a litre of approximately or close to GH¢7 if things continue the way it is going,” the Executive Director of the IES, Nana Amoasi VII stated on Accra-based 3FM. mentioned:

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