GPRTU To Increase Transport Fares By 15%
The Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU) has described the 15 pesewas cut per litre of fuel by the government as woefully inadequate.
The disappointed Union says it expected the government to at least reduce the fuel price by Ghc2 cedi per litre.
In an interview, the Head of Communications for GPRTU, Abbas Morro noted the Union will increase transportation fares by 15 percent in a few days after meeting with its Executives by next Tuesday.
The new fares will take place in April if nothing is done by the government.
“When we heard they were in Peduase Lodge thinking about some of these things, we were happy thinking something reasonable would come out of it. What do I mean by reasonable, we were thinking Ghc2 or so which will have an impact on our day-to-day activities but it wasn’t so.
“We heard 15pesewas and even that we have it for only a period of three months. The way things are going fuel price can be increased at any time. So what we want to do is to go ahead with the 15% upwards adjustment,” the GPRTU Head of Communication disclosed.