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Transport Fares May Go Up But Not From Monday : GPRTU Clarifies

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The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has debunked claims that transportation fares will go up from Monday, October 25, 2021.

Leadership of the transport union says it is still in talks with the government to scrap some taxes and levies placed on petroleum products.

Speaking on Eyewitness News, General Secretary for GPRTU, Godfred Abulbira Adogma said the union will increase transportation fares if the government fails to heed their plead.

“We have not said anywhere that lorry fares will be increased on Monday. We have tabled out certain things with the Ministry, but when the discussions fail, we will have no option than to adjust our fares to cushion us from the new prices of fuel.”

“So the issue of a specific date of Monday is something we are all surprised. Government should really look at the fuel taxes and remove them because it is not helping.”

Ghanaians want to see a reduction in transport fares following the removal of the Price Stabilization and Recovery Levies (PRSL) on petrol, diesel, and LPG for two months as approved by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA).

But the GPRTU has advised the public to be measured in their expectations for a reduction in transport fares.

The union has accused the government of acting in bad faith despite contractual assurances of stabilizing the prices of fuel that will lead to maintaining transport fares at least in the short term since they were last increased in June 2021.

Meanwhile, the GPRTU says it is taking steps to meet with the government over the series of levies imposed on fuel products.

Fuel prices have in the past few months witnessed upward and downward adjustments, with the recent being an increase of 2.59%, a situation, industry players have criticized.

In a related development, the much-anticipated suspension of the levy in the price build-up of fuel at the pumps is yet to take effect even as the second pricing window commences because Parliament is yet to give the NPA the approval needed to scrap the levy.

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Black Stars Head Coach, Milovan Rajevac Sacked

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Black Stars coach, Milovan Rajevac, has been sacked, KUBILIVE can report.

The decision was taken following a meeting between the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ghana Football Association in the aftermath of Ghana’s group-stage exit from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations last week.

Rajevac, 67, who returned for a second stint with the Black Stars in September 2021, supervised a disappointing AFCON campaign in Cameroon where Ghana picked up just one point from their three group stage games, finishing bottom of Group C.

The Sports Ministry summoned the GFA to a meeting on Friday, January 21, 2022, in which they directed the country’s football governing body to review the coach’s position because the people of Ghana “have lost confidence in the technical team’s ability to deliver success.”

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I’m Expanding My Church To 1,000 Branches This Year : Rev Obofour Says

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Founder and leader of Anointed Palace Chapel Rev. Emmanuel Obofour has disclosed his major plans for his church in the year 2022.

The man of God has made some disclosure over the plans he has for his church and his ministry this year. The man of God is unperturbed about criticism and has bemoaned the ‘pull him down’ spirit.

The man of God who has about 378 branches of the church already has disclosed that he will expand his church in 2022. The overseer of Anointed Chapel Palace Chapel said he is going to open about one thousand branches of churches in 2022.

According to Rev Obofour, the main reason why he is expanding the branches of his church is to win one million souls for God in 2022.

“Currently, I have about 378 churches but this year, I’m expanding the branches to 1,000. Don’t joke with me. We’re going to win 1 million souls this year. People will doubt what I’m saying now because, in Ghana, we hate to see ourselves grow.

“The problem with Ghanaians is that we love, accept foreign things and detest things that are locally made here,” he said in his Facebook live video.

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Victor Lindelof’s Wife And Kids Forced To Hide As Intruders Broke Into His Home While He Was Playing At Brentford

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Victor Lindelof’s house was burgled while the Manchester United defender was playing against Brentford on Wednesday night, January 19.

Lindelof’s wife and their two young children were in the property when the break-in happened but were not harmed.

Sweden defender Lindelof was playing for United in their 3-1 win at the Brentford Community Stadium in London at the time.

United released a statement which read: “We can confirm that a break-in occurred at Victor Lindelof’s house during the away game against Brentford.

“His family, who were at home at the time, were unhurt but clearly shaken. This was a distressing experience for them, and for Victor when he learned of it after the game, and the club is providing them with our full support.

“We encourage anyone with information about the crime to contact the police.”

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Maja Lindelof wrote on Instagram: “During Victor’s game this Wednesday night we had a break-in at our house in Manchester.

“I was home alone with both the kids but we managed to hide and lock ourselves in a room before they entered our house.

“We are okay under the circumstances but it was obviously a very traumatic and scary moment for both me and my little kids.

“We are now in Sweden and are spending some time off with our families. Love, Maja.”

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