True Drivers Union and National Concern Drivers Association have stated that Ghanaians should expect 20% fare increment in transportation in trotro and taxis vehicles in the country, if government fails to reduce fuel prices coming Monday June 8, 2020.
In adhering to the social distancing directives to aid the fight against CONVID 19, the leaderships of the two drivers’ Associations noted that the drivers agreed to cut down the number of passengers in their our trotro and Taxis vehicles.
Despite this difficulties, according to the two, the price of crude oil dropped drastically hence the government refused to reduce fuel prices.
In a statement signed and issued by leaderships of the two drivers’ Associations, and copied to Bizzygh.com today, they noted that
this attitude of the government has shown how they disregard drivers in the country.
The statemdnt alluded to the fact it seems like thd drivers are not recognised by this insensitive Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led Patriotic Party (NPP) government.
The statement said the current government has provided monetary fund for the small scale and medium enterprises but drivers have not been given the same consideration.
“Fuel prices are always being increased and they won’t allow us to increase our fares. This is so unfair. We are giving the government up june 8 to reduce the fuel prices else we will automatically increase our fares to 20%,” the statement complained.
It mentioned that any hindrance will cause for a massive demonstration by drivers across the country.
The stated pointed out that the COPEC has earlier hints the government to work on the crude oil prices as the world market is stable.