Covid -19: Reduce fuel prices with immediate effect – Drivers Union tells Govt

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A group, True Drivers Union are demanding that government reduce fuel prices immediately to cushion drivers ‘in this critical moment’.

In a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Yaw Barimah and copied to mypurefmonline.com the Union said it is not only necessary but fair that government subsidise fuel for drivers.

Stating reasons for the call they said:

‘The President has issued an Executive Order for commercial drivers to reduce the number of passengers onboard our various vehicles to obey the WHO protocols of social distancing. Meanwhile, passenger fare has not been increased by drivers as we are being lenient and sympathetic to each other in this unusual times., [Adding] that There is a steady decline on international oil prices from 68 to 19 dollars per barrel.

However, the Union said the expect in the coming days that Ghanaian drivers are given full benefit of a sustained reductions in fuel prices to reflect ‘a proper application of the Automatic Adjustment Formula.’

Read full statement

TRUE DRIVERS UNION
ACCRA.

16TH APRIL 2020

PRESS RELEASE

GOVERNMENT MUST REDUCE FUEL PRICES WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT.

The TRUE DRIVERS UNION wish to call on the government as a matter of urgency to reduce fuel prices to cushion drivers in this critical moment.

The reduction in fuel prices at this crucial time is a necessity and not a favour to be done by government to drivers.

Our call for reduction is due to the facts that;

  1. There is a steady decline on international oil prices from 68 to 19 dollars per barrel.
  2. The President has issued an Executive Order for commercial drivers to reduce the number of passengers onboard our various vehicles to obey the WHO protocols of social distancing. Meanwhile, passenger fare has not been increased by drivers as we are being lenient and sympathetic to each other in this unusual times.

The above mentioned reasons have made it necessary to call on government to drastically reduce fuel prices.

It is our expectation in the coming few days that Ghanaian drivers are given nothing but the full benefit of a sustained reductions in fuel prices to reflect a proper application of the Automatic  Adjustment Formula.

Thank you.

…..Signed…..

Yaw Barimah
(PRO- TDU)

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