The Coalition of Transport Union and Association is threatening to increase transport fares by 20 percent if the government fails to scrap off some taxes from the petroleum price build-up.
The association says government must abolish the sanitation and pollution levy, and energy sector levy to ease the unnecessary pressure on drivers and other consumers.
Speaking to Citi News, National Public Relations Officer for the Concerned Drivers Association, David Agboado said the association has given the government a two-week ultimatum to do the needful.
“We started this some time ago in June 2021 when we wrote to the government, and it sent ministers to us. We deliberated, and we know that the price stabilization and recovery levy is no more working, the energy sector levy is no more working, the sanitation and pollution levy is no more working, and we have issued a statement to that effect, but we are not seeing anything, and we are giving the government two weeks to do something else we will increase fares by 20 percent.”
*COALITION OF TRANSPORT UNIONs AND ASSOCIATIONs.
*_TRANSPORT FARES LIKELY TO INCREASE BY 20%_*
The Coalition of Transport Union and Association is calling on the government to abolish some burden taxes from the petroleum price build-up to ease the unnecessary pressure on drivers and consumers.
As an association, we believe that the government abolishing the Sanitation and Pollution Levy, the Energy sector LevyEngergy debt recovery Levy and the special petroleum tax which the Supreme Court in 2015 ruled should be taken off, should all not have a place in the price build-up.
We will also wish to state that, the purpose of implementation and allocation of the above taxes has failed woefully and the ceased functioning.
We trust that taking these taxes out will create a space in the price build-up to bring prices down and will ease unnecessary pressure on drivers and our stakeholders.
Below are some significant increments from last year’s December.
1. In December last year a Car battery with 13 plates was sold at 400ghc, it is now 670ghc
2. Car battery 15 plates was sold at 550ghc, it is now 750ghc.
3. VIP buses car tyres Rim 22.5 were sold at 2500ghc, it now going down 3600ghc.
4.Toyota vitz rim 14/15 tyres were sold at 80ghc ,it now 200ghc home used or second hands tyres.
5.Goil engine oil was sold at 120ghc ,it now 210ghc per gallon and Brake fluid 15 now 35ghc.
6.Shocks absorbers were 180ghc now 350ghc as well as Link bar 80 now 150ghc.
7.Sprinter bus was sold at 120,000ghc now 220,000ghc, Toyota vitz was sold at 36,000ghc now 120,000ghc.
8.Sprinter tyres brand new 1000ghc now 1,700ghc, Home used tyres sprinter 360ghc now 780ghc.
9.Scion engine 3,500ghc now 13,000ghc, Electronics engine was sold at 12,000ghc now 25,0000ghc.
We are therefore giving the government two weeks to scrub these taxes out or we increase fares by 20%.
Thank you. Long live Ghana Long live Drivers
Nana Owiredu, Deputy National Secretary Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana +233 54 037 7307
Mr Samuel Amoah Deputy Communications Director GPRTU 0243062953
Alhaji Tanko Chairman Cargo Drivers Association 024 484 1021
David Agboado National PRO Concerned Drivers Association 0541063682
National Chairman Paa Willie Concerned Drivers Association Of Ghana (024) 297-1025
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