GPRTU to engage government over plans to increase transport fares

GPRTU to engage government over plans to increase transport fares

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU ) has revealed its intention to engage the government this week over its proposal to upwardly adjust fares by 20%

The increment in petroleum prices has necessitated the move by the transport operators.

It has also led both private and commercial transport operators calling on the government to cushion Ghanaians from this hardship by scrapping some taxes on petroleum products.

 General Secretary of GPRTU, Godfred Abulbire, said the outcome of the negotiations would determine the increase in transport fares.

“It will remain as it is until our talks with the ministry are done. We would have to go through the same process of sending a letter, and then go on to the round table discussion, then we would consider how to help cushion our members better.”

Recently, transport fares were increased by 15% instead of 30% in February after several calls for it.

As a litre of fuel now sells for GHS10, the GPRTU is asking that they are allowed to increase fares again to cushion their members in these hard times.

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