The seemingly weekly fuel hikes under the recent New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) government is gradually generating some kind of heat among some private institutions and their consumers across the country.
One of these institutions is the Ghana Private Roads Transport Union ( G.P.R.T.U).
Not too long ago, the Finance Minister,Hon. Ken Ofori Atta presented the 2017 Budget and economic statement to the house of parliament.
Mr Ken Ofori-Atta on behalf of government however announced the abolishment of some taxes which included:
The 1 % Special Import Levy,
Head potters (Kayayei) Market Tolls, 17.5 % VAT/NHIL on financial services, 17.5 % VAT/NHIL on selected imported medicines, that are not produced locally, 17.5 % VAT/NHIL on domestic airline tickets, 5 % VAT/NHIL on Real Estate sales, replaced 17.5% VAT/NHIL with 3 % flat rate.
However few days after the numerous abolishment was announced, fuel prices seem to be drastically increasing weekly. And this seem to generates serious heated argument between some passengers and commercial drivers due to unstable the unstable transportation fares.
Speaking in an interview with Ahotor News,Mr.Agyako Koranteng,the executive Secretary to the Madina branch of the G.P.R.T.U says government should consider transport unions in the country over the overwhelming weekly fuel hike before they burst out of anger.
“We plead government to add it’s voice to the recent rampant fuel price increment, which is gradually generating heat among passengers and commercial drivers.
Nana Yaw Addai Mummunkum |ahotoronline.com|Ghana