The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has announced that it will be taking part in a demonstration organized by Labour against the implementation of VAT on domestic consumption of electricity on February 13, 2024. They have advised commuters to prepare themselves accordingly, as there will be no commercial vehicles available to offer services on that day.
Despite the government’s announcement of the suspension of the VAT, Organized Labour plans to proceed with its planned demonstration. They insist that their call for the scrapping of the tax is non-negotiable. Abass Moro, the Industrial Relations Officer of the GPRTU, stated in an interview that their leadership has made it clear that they only want the 15% VAT on electricity to be completely struck out and that they will not accept any bargaining on this issue.