Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


GPRTU petitions Parliament to review Emission Levy Law

GPRTU petitions Parliament to review Emission Levy Law

Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has submitted a proposal to Parliament to reconsider the Emission Levy Bill, which is set to be implemented in 2024. This bill, approved by Parliament, introduces an annual charge of GH¢100for all petrol and diesel car owners, starting in January 2024.

The government’s aim is to promote the use of environmentally friendly energy for vehicles, aligning with their commitment to climate-positive actions and carbon offset initiatives. However, the Union has raised concerns about the bill, stating that it will further burden the already heavily-taxed transport sector.

As a result, the union has threatened to increase fares by at least 60 percent. Previously, the Minority in Parliament opposed the passage of the Bill. Abass Imoro, the Industrial Relations Officer for GPRTU, expressed hope in an interview with Citi News that the proposal’s outcome will be favorable. He mentioned that the union expects to receive a response from Parliament when they resume from the Christmas break on January 12, 2024.

Abass Imoro emphasized the importance of the issue, stating that pollution and emissions essentially refer to the same thing. The union’s goal is to raise awareness that they are already paying for these concerns.

There is a good reason why you should support the African Editors. Not everyone can afford to pay for news right now. That is why we keep our journalism open for everyone to read, including in Ghana. If this is you, please continue to read for free. But if you are able to, then there are three good reasons to support us today.

1. Our quality, journalism is a scrutinising force at a time when the rich and powerful are getting away with more and more.

2. We are independent and have no billionaire owner pulling the strings, so your money directly powers our reporting.

3. It doesn’t cost much, and takes less time than it took to read this message.

Help power the African Editors' journalism for the years to come, whether with a small sum or a larger one. If you can, please support us on a monthly basis from just 1 Ghana Cedi through mobile money number: 0599896099/ +23359989609 and you can be rest assured that you’re making a big impact every single month in support of open, independent journalism. Thank you.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

You May Also Like


Kagame Tells Europe that Africa Doesn’t Need Adult Supervision but Fair Trade.    There is a good reason why you should support the African...


At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos.


Daasebre Oti Boateng introduces Root-Based Model to Akufo-Addo, Bawumia, commends them for 2021 Census & Covid-19 fight Omanhene of New Juaben, Chancellor of All...


Neglected tropical diseases rising in E/R- GHS Eastern Regional Health Directorate says there is disturbing increase in cases of neglected tropical Diseases in the...

Copyright © 2023, Ltd was developed by Wordswar Technology & Investment, Inc. Contact us on +233246187160

%d bloggers like this: