- The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has reduced fuel prices by 8 pesewas per litre at the pump
- This comes after the #fixthecountry campaign that has rocked the government after fuel prices were increased by some 4.4%
- Following the increment, the GPRTU has decided to increase lorry fares
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The National Petroleum Authority (NPA), has reduced fuel prices by 8 pesewas per litre at the pump.
This is taking effect on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, according to a communique issued on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
This reduction means that the recent 17 pesewas increase per litre announced by the NPA has been reduced to 9 pesewas per litre.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has said it will increase transportation fares by 20% effective Thursday, May 6, 2021.
The Industrial Relations Officer for the GPRTU in the Greater Accra Region, Alhaji Abass Imoro, has asked the public to expect an increment in transport fares.
He said the decision to increase the transportation fares is a result of the increment in fuel prices.
Alhaji Imoro said this is the only way to ensure that transport operators survive.
“After the budget, we started planning also the way to go about it and now they have come up with the petrol, we are waiting for the road toll. It is also on the way coming.
Definitely, tomorrow, if God permits, our leadership will come up with a very reasonable percentage [transport fares] as to how to move forward," he said.
In other news, Gary Al-Smith, a journalist at the Multimedia Group Limited (MGL), has taken activists of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to the cleaners for claiming that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is fixing the country.
Some unhappy Ghanaians on Twitter have been venting their anger over what they say is the failure on the part of successive administrations to improve the lives of the citizenry through the hashtag “Fixthecountry”.
Tens of thousands of posts have been made on social media highlighting some of the challenges with the Ghanaian economy.
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