GPRTU suspends announcement of new transport fares until next week

GPRTU suspends announcement of new transport fares until next week

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union has announced that a meeting with the Transport Ministry on Tuesday, April 12 2022 would determine the percentage increase in transport fares.

This announcement was on the back of an initial meeting between GPRTU and other unions on Monday to deliberate on a possible increment in transport fares following recent hikes in fuel prices.

However, according to some insiders, negotiations with a delegation from the ministry got the unions to shelve their announcement until final engagements with the government.

The Industrial Relations Officer of GPTRU, Abass Imoro on the other hand said the unions are proposing an additional 15% increment in transport fares.

 “Since we are postponing it, we intend to come out with nothing less than 15% but for now we haven’t officially announced it. We have to swallow it until after Tuesday’s meeting,” he said.

Transport fares skyrocketed  by 15 per cent in February 2021, when fuel prices averaged GH¢6.4 per litre

Currently, a litre of fuel now sells for GH¢10 after crossing the GH¢8 per litre mark in the first week of March 2022.

The union states that this move has become necessary considering the increment in the prices of petroleum products.

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