Energy Ministry, LPG marketers to meet over proposed increment in gas prices

Government is expected to engage the leadership of the LPG Marketing Companies Association on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, over concerns regarding an increase in the price of the petroleum product.

The LPG Marketing Companies have stated their opposition to an 18-pesewa upward adjustment on a kilogram of LPG.

The increases come at a time Ghanaians are expected to pay more taxes on fuel products in general following the introduction of the Sanitation and Pollution Levy, on the price per litre of petrol/diesel.

The other taxes introduced through the 2021 budget is the COVID-19 Health Levy and a one percent increment on the National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL) as part of revenue measures to help the economy recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the Vice-Chairman of the LPG Marketing Companies Association, Gabriel Kumi, the Ministry of Energy has scheduled a meeting at 10 am on Wednesday to address their concerns.

“We have communicated that to our members, and we shall be present to listen to our minister,” Mr. Kumi said.

“For some time now, we have been trying to schedule so many meetings with the minister, but it didn’t come one because he was involved in some other issues. But this being an urgent meeting, I think that it may be our call for the removal of the 18-pesewa levy on LPG. We think now, the discussion is going to centre around that,” Mr. Kumi added.