GPRTU urges drivers to remain calm over fuel price hike


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By Sambiru Duut Elijah, GNA 

Wa, Oct. 26, GNA – The Ghana Private Road
Transport Union (GPRTU) in the Upper West Region has called on drivers to
exercise restraint over the recent fuel price increase as their leadership work
to find amicable solution.

The Union said frequent fuel price hikes was
bringing untold hardship on transport operators and drivers alike who found it
difficult to me

By Sambiru Duut Elijah, GNA 

Wa, Oct. 26, GNA – The Ghana Private Road
Transport Union (GPRTU) in the Upper West Region has called on drivers to
exercise restraint over the recent fuel price increase as their leadership work
to find amicable solution.

The Union said frequent fuel price hikes was
bringing untold hardship on transport operators and drivers alike who found it
difficult to meet their daily sales to transport owners.

Alhaji Nuhu Mahama, the Senior Industrial
Relations Officer (SIRO) of (GPRTU) in the Region, who was speaking to Ghana
News Agency, urged government to take pragmatic steps that would bring some
relief to petroleum consumers.

According to him the drivers in the Region last
weekend complained bitterly about the petroleum price increases and mounted
pressure on GPRTU leadership to raise transport fares, because the prevailing
prices did not allow them to make their regular sales to vehicle owners.

Alhaji Nuhu said GPRTU was negotiating with
the Ministry of Transport on the matter and called on the irate drivers to stay
calm while the leadership concludes discussions with state officials.

Fuel price across various marketing companies
in the country shot up by around two per cent margin, which the National
Petroleum Authority attributed to hikes in world market price of crude and
weaknesses of the cedi against the dollar and other currencies.

GNA


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