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Taxi drivers to demonstrate if gov’t fails to reduce fuel prices

FUEL-STATIONSome taxi drivers in the country have planned to embark on a demonstration this Wednesday, April 5 if government does not reduce the prices of fuel.

The drivers who belong to the “True Drivers Union” said taxi drivers spend almost all their daily earnings on fuel resulting in going home with little or no money at ll.

A leading member of the Union, Yaw Barimah said all drivers should on Wednesday clad themselves in red or tie a cloth to their vehicles as a sign of an impending demonstration.

He said other actions will continue during the Easter festivities if government does not quickly intervene.

Yaw Barimah who could not hide his pain about how government has removed taxes on most businesses but still kept taxes on fuel said it is unfair since they are suffering.

But the Executive Secretary of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Ghana (COPECGH), Mr. Duncan Amoah has advised drivers of the “True Drivers Union” to immediately put a halt to their planned demonstration on Wednesday.

According to Mr. Amoah, prices of petroleum products will reduce in the month of April since stakeholders in the petroleum industry are working assiduously to ensure that drivers do not bare the huge cost of petroleum products.

Speaking to about the intended demonstration by the drivers, Mr. Amoah said the action will be a needless one and therefore appealed to their leadership to rescind the decision.

Source: Ghanaweb

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