State-owned Ghanaian oil and gas marketing company, Goil has reduced the price of a litre of fuel to GHC6.700.
The directive which is believed to have come from the president took effect Tuesday, December 7, 2021, after a meeting with the leadership of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) yesterday, December 6.
The reduction took place a day after commercial drivers staged a sit-down strike in parts of the country as a result of rising fuel prices in the country.
Drivers suggested that the government scrap some of the taxes on fuel which include; energy debt recovery levy, the Road fund levy, Energy sector levy, Sanitation levy, and Special petroleum levy.
The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Ghana (COPEC -GH) has welcomed the reduction by Goil but fears that the move of the government could be detrimental to the state company.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini