Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Home BUSINESS Government must support private transport operators- Kwame Agbodza

Government must support private transport operators- Kwame Agbodza

Member of Parliament for Adaklu Constituency in the Volta Region, Kwame Govern Agbodza has asked government supports private transport operators in the country.

He said that drivers are essential service providers, and are also extremely stressed.

Thus, the need for government to release funds from the relief government received.

The MP, who is also a Ranking Member on the Roads and Transport Committee of Parliament made the comments during an interview with Citi News.

READ ALSO  Just In: Kwapong Women Defects NDC for NPP

He suggests that government gives some reliefs to the drivers “so they can bring down the prices”.

He also asked that no one should blame these drivers for transport fare hikes, because some have been out of business.

“They could not be blamed for the rising transport fares given the prevailing circumstances”, he added.

Background

Oil prices saw its lowest drop since 1991 in March 2020, after Saudi Arabia started a price war with Russia by slashing its selling prices because of falling demand due to Coronavirus.

READ ALSO  We Are Investing Massively In Infrastructure; Not Flying Guinea Fowls - Bawumia To Mahama

But with oil prices stabilising globally, fuel prices in Ghana have risen steadily over the past two months.

Urban transport operators reduced their passenger intake to promote social distancing but the effect of the policy directed by government was not felt as much, as fuel prices dropped to almost GHc4 per litre.

READ ALSO  Full Text: A Message from John Dramani Mahama, Presidential Candidate of the NDC

Ghana government approved a proposal from transport operators to increase fares by 15 percent.
By Agnes Melissa Yovo | Talksafrica.com

Leave a Reply

Most Popular

2020/2021 Player registration window shuts Oct. 31

With 5 days to the end of the 2020/2021 player registration window, clubs are kindly reminded that the period will not be extended beyond...

Match Commissioners to undergo training Friday

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) will organize a one-day training course for Match Commissioners (MC) on Friday, 30th October 2020 at the Ghanaman Soccer...

President Akufo-Addo Commissions 204 Housing Units, Constructed In 9 Months

President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has commissioned two hundred and four (204) housing units, constructed in nine (9) months, under the...

Recent Comments