Fuel consumers are again set to pay more at the pump as some major Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have further increased their prices.
Fuel prices have seen a further increase by 4.3%, on average as compared to the last pricing window. Here are the latest fuel prices, when Ghana Talks Business visited stations of selected OMCs at the weekend.
Other OMCs such as Infinin and Goodness are quoting cheaper prices; super GHC4.63 and diesel GHC4.63, super GHC4.40, diesel GHC4.40 respectively.
Agitation by Commercial Drivers
Recent fuel price hikes have agitated commercial drivers to threaten strike action. The Concerned Drivers Association, comprising of drivers of taxis, trotro and cargo vehicles are protesting over depleted revenues as a result of persistent hikes in fuel prices.
Commercial drivers are particularly reeling under recent fuel price hikes due to Covid-19 protocols which have made them to halve passenger numbers in a bid to manage the spread of the disease. In an interview on TV3, the association threatened that members will revert to the old passenger numbers if their plea is not heeded to, within the shortest possible time.
In another development, leadership of the Union has asked its members to increase transport fares by 30 per cent from today Monday, July 6, or go on strike if they face resistance.
The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers additionally urges government to heed to the plea of commercial drivers, because of the current situation. In a speech on behalf of the Chamber, Mr Duncan Amoah mentioned, in an interview with TV3 that commercial drivers are currently losing up to 40% of daily revenues. However their costs of operation is rising, despite operating at half capacity.
Thus, the Chamber called for subsidised fuel prices for commercial vehicles or reduction in taxes for them.