Rising fuel prices: we will strike, even quickly to get what we want
Transport unions across the country have reiterated they will go on strike on Monday, November 29, 2021 because the government has failed to cut fuel taxes as they demanded.
Transport Organizations Coalition spokesperson Samuel Amoah said although drivers have to fast to get what they want, they will do so by parking their vehicles for days until the government hears. their cry.
The Ashanti regional branch of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) threatened to declare a strike if the government failed to guarantee a reduction in the price of fuel.
They also indicated that they would be forced to increase tariffs if nothing is done to remedy the situation.
Apart from that, they have also threatened to ask their leaders to step down if they cannot do anything about it.
Speaking on Atinka Tv’s morning show, Ghana Nie with Transport Organizations Coalition spokesperson Ekourba Gyasi Simpremu, Samuel Amoah said last Wednesday that transport unions met with the deputy minister Transport to talk about their request, in the hope that it would grant their request regarding the tax reduction.
However, he said, after all, the unions understood that the government could not remove the taxes they were talking about because it needed them to develop the country.
After the meeting, Amoah said the unions noticed the government was not going to hear them anyway, so they decided that whatever happened they would go on strike on Monday.
When asked why they don’t increase truck fares when the price of fuel goes up, he said when they raise fares people don’t get in their vehicles.
âWhen we increase the prices, passengers prefer to walk and use 20 pesewas to buy water and drinks. We want them to reduce taxes by 1.50 pesewa GHC, âhe said.
“We will all park our cars even if we have to fast for our leaders to do the right thing, we will,” he added.