Reverse recent fuel price hike – GUTA to Gov’t
The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA is calling on the government to immediately reverse recent increases in fuel prices in the country.
Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta announced an increase in fuel taxes when he presented the 2019 mid-year budget review to parliament.
Fast forward, there are reports that some of the leading Oil Marketing Companies ( OMCs ) across the country have increased pump prices effective September 1, 2019.
This the General Secretary of the Greater Accra Regional branch of GUTA, Nana Poku describes as unfair on citizens of the country.
“We know that these increases in fuel process are as a result of the bad and insensitive policies of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and nothing more. GUTA finds the decision to increase prices of petroleum products at a time when Ghanaians are under excruciating hardship, as most dishonest and unfair.” he said in an interview with The New Publisher.
According to him, the recent increase in fuel prices by the government will rather deepen the economic woes of traders across the country.
Mr Nana Poku further attributed the recent fuel hike to the increase in some components of the energy sector levies.
“We are hereby demanding without delay, an immediate reversal and withdrawal of this recent hikes in order to make way for further dialogue with stakeholders. We would want to appeal to the Government to be sensitive to the plight of the Ghanaian, especially drivers and all other petroleum users as most are already complaining gravely, about the already high incidence of fuel prices across pumps.” he added.