- Commercial drivers say they are disappointed at the Akufo-Addo government over the current fuel prices
- They have given the government an ultimatum to reverse the price increase
Some commercial drivers in the Greater Accra Region have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the recent fuel price increase.
The angry drivers in their numbers on Wednesday, stormed various media houses including Multimedia to register their displeasure against the New Patriotic Party government.
The aggrieved drivers clad in red head and hand bands expressed their frustrations and disappointments at the Akufo-Addo administration.
One of the drivers who spoke on behalf of his colleagues insisted that President Akufo-Addo in his 2016 campaign promised to reduce fuel prices but has rather turned against them.
The drive, Yaw Barima, in his conversation with Adom FM said that they are expecting more drivers to join the protest where they will present their petition to the President at the Flagstaff House.
“President Mahama left us with GHC 14.00 for petrol per gallon but has now increased to GHC 21.00. The government is draining our blood and giving it back to us to drink," some of the drivers lamented.
The price of diesel at the pump got increased by 1.63 per cent whereas that of petrol decreased by 1.13 per cent.
The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers-Ghana (COPEC-Ghana), announced the price increase in a press statement signed and released by Mr Duncan Amoah, Executive Secretary of COPEC-Ghana on Monday.
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Source: Yen Newspaper