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Trotros to carry two per roll from Thursday To Curb Spread.

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Commercial buses have decided to reduce the number of passengers they carry per roll, by one from tomorrow, Thursday, 26 March as part of efforts to ensure social distancing in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.

This means buses that carry three on normal days will now carry two per roll while those who take four per roll will do three.

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union is, however, calling on the government to reduce fuel prices for commercial drivers to enable them continue with the new policy until normal times return.

Since Ghana recorded cases of the pandemic, there have been calls for sweeping reforms in various sectors of the country’s economy.

Prominent among the calls is the reduction of the number of passengers that commercial buses (trotro) carry per roll in order to observe the social distancing policy in public vehicles.

President Nana Akufo-Addo, thus, on Tuesday, 24 March 2020, met transport operators and owners to find ways by which they can modify the existing public transport policy.

Speaking to Class News, the Industrial Relations Officer of the Greater Accra branch of the GPRTU, Mr Abass Ibrahim Moro, said the number of passengers can be reduced if the government will put in place measures to assist drivers and transport owners.

He said: “We are worried about the coronavirus and the way we load our vehicles – shoulder-by-shoulder – and we’ve come out with a suggestion that the government should see what it can do [to help us].

“On our own, we’ve asked our drivers to effective from tomorrow [Thursday, 26 March], the three sitting capacity should be reduced to two while the four sitting capacity should be reduced to three.”

Mr Abass, however, explained that if this is done without any compensation from the government, the drivers will stop working and there will be no cars available on the streets to transport Ghanaians.

“So, we are saying the government should see if there could be a coupon so that the fuel could be reduced so that we can meet the working demands,” he added.

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Fares will be automatically adjusted against the increase in fuel prices – GPRTU (See Details)

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Fares will be automatically adjusted against the increase in fuel prices – GPRTU (See Details)

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has announced that prices will automatically be adjusted whenever petrol prices increase by 10%.

The union says a 15% increase in transportation costs will be repeated whenever fuel prices reach 10%.

Richard Yaw Amankwah, GPRTU’s Deputy Secretary-General for Operations, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the union’s decision to estimate transportation costs and fuel prices was intended to benefit the industry.

“We have said that whenever the cost of petrol increases by 10% or more, we will increase fares,” he said.

“We are still looking at the cost. We are just wasting our time. “The same amount will be spent on travel expenses when it reaches 10%,” he told GNA.

On March 1, 2022, the prices of the previous petrol and diesel pump prices increased by 30 liters per liter, to GHC 8.20.
Some market experts predict that if nothing is done to reduce the cedi value of the dollar against the dollar, petrol prices could rise to GHC9.0 a liter.

The price volatility of petroleum products is due to the continued increase of Brent Crude in international markets.

The Institute for Energy Security (IES) predicted a 4% increase in petrol and diesel prices this week, citing cedi performance against the dollar as a major factor.

The IES has ruled that cedi is down 4.11 percent to close GHC6.85 to the dollar in the previous price window.

The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) also predicts that prices for petrol, diesel and LPG by 4.6%, 3.4% and 2.5% will increase by 2.5% from March 1, 2022.

In the First Price Window of March 2022, it predicted that petrol and diesel would be GHC8.190 a liter and LPG would be GHC9.163 per kilogram.

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Government Workers: Potential Unpaid Salaries For The Next Three Months – Speaker Alban Bagbin Reveals Deep Secrets (+Video)

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Government Workers: Potential Unpaid Salaries For The Next Three Months – Speaker Alban Bagbin Reveals Deep Secrets

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has revealed that the government may not be able to pay salaries in the next three months.
The speaker said this was because of what he said was his knowledge.

Addressing Parliament, the Speaker urged Members of Parliament to show leadership in these difficult times. ”

“This is not to discourage the committee from carrying out its duties. If nothing is done within the next three months, the government may not be able to pay the salaries. ”

“So we have to take the leaders. We have to do a lot of things,” he said.

His concern comes amid labor unrest to improve working conditions and rising living costs, as the government struggles to secure an Electronic Transaction Levy, which he calls a major solution to the country’s many financial problems.

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