Fuel prices are spiraling in Ghana and the drivers’ union had proposed a 10% hike in fares on Monday, February 22 this year. However, considering the resultant burden that would be shouldered by the public in the event of a hike, the decision has been stalled. Mr. David Aboabo – PRO of the drivers’ union has agreed to suspend the plan for a hike after a successful meeting held with other union groups. According to the concerned drivers, the union proposed the hike also based on the increment in service charges imposed by the Vehicle Licensing Authority, increase in the prices of service cars, and lubricants. However, Mr. Aboabo said, “We have suspended the hike after a meeting with other transport unions. We know, the transport business has been plagued by the virus but after mutual consultation, we have issued a notice to our drivers not to increase the fares”. The PRO added that the union is engaging with other transport unions to bring about a unanimous increment in fares only at a later time.
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