The Coalition of commercial transport operators has today Monday 6th December, 2021 commenced a strike action which the coalition had assured and pre-informed the nation about since last week.
The strike action is geared at causing the government to scrap off some taxes that are currently being charged on fuel, adding an additional cost of Gh¢ 1.9 on every litre. Some of the taxes include Price Stabilization and Recovery Levy, Special Petroleum Tax and the Energy Recovery Debt Levy. Taxes on petroleum and petroleum products have caused notable price increments of fuel at the pumps and filling stations and a domino effect on other sectors of the economy for the past six months.
The drivers of the coalition last week were seen clad in red bands indicating their displeasure about the ongoing fuel price increments. They lament they are fed up with the price increments and that government should do something about it. According to the drivers, they are putting the passengers on top of their considerations because when transportation fares are increased, it is the passenger that suffers.
The coalition of commercial drivers insists they will not increase transportation fares and that Government should intervene.