May 6, 2022

GPRTU: Expect 30% Fare Increment Next Friday

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has announced a thirty percent (30%) transport fare increment following an increase in fuel price.

“Initially we were thinking of 15% but just within this, fuel prices have gone up again”, GPRTU General Secretary Godfred Abulbire said in an interview monitored by opemsuo.com.

He indicated that this will be done without consultation with the Transport Ministry and Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC) as protocols in transport fares increment demands.

This, he said, is because efforts to meet up with the Ministry of Transport have proved futile.

On April 5, the GPRTU called up a press conference to announce new fuel prices after the transport Ministry had made a “no show” for meetings scheduled between it and the GPRTU for a 15% transport fare increment but had to call it off following the swift intervention of the Ministry with a promise to meet on April 11.

Godfred confirms that the last time it sat with the Ministry was in February 2022.

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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