The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers-Ghana(COPEC-GH) in collaboration with thousands of drivers, and the general workforce are set to stage a demonstration in the capital on Wednesday at 7am in protest against the persistent increase in the price of petroleum products.
A statement released by the Chamber and signed by its Executive Secretary, Duncan Amoah said the street protest comes as a result of the worrying fuel hikes particular seen in the past five months with the corresponding hardships these increases had come with.
“Several press releases on the subject matter including a recent press conference addressed by the leader of the largest Workers Union in the Country-ICU, has so far yielded very little results as the increases continues unabated, with the most recent one being yesterday.
“Several attempts to draw the attention of authorities to the need to review the pricing formulae or build up and the taxes has equally not seen yielded any noticeable results including a petition on same matter submitted to the Presidency in the month of September 2017.” the statement noted.
It has therefore served notice of a public demo to drum home their issues with the incessant increases in fuel prices.
The street protest, according to the Chamber will start from the famous Obra Spot at Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra through some major streets to the Accra Arts Centre following which another petition will be submitted to both the Ministries of Energy and Finace, The Parliament of Ghana, and the Office of the President.
The statement also entreated the general public who share the same concerns not to hesitate and join the protest and push for reductions and stability in prices.