GPRTU Wants 20% Increment In Transport Fares
The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has decided on a twenty per cent increment in transport fares as a proposal ahead of its meeting with the Transports Ministry.
Barely a month after a crunch meeting between some transport unions and the government resulted in a fifteen per cent fare increment, the GPRTU is poised at increasing transport fares again following the astronomical hikes in fuel prices.
A litre of diesel at some pumps has crossed 10 cedis, selling at the maximum of 11 cedis with a litre of petrol selling above 9 cedis.
The GPRTU intends to lay two options before the government, that is, either the government scrap off some Energy Sector Levies or accept their 20% proposals to cushion its members from the ravages of the price hikes.
“At all costs fare increment will come. We have to go for a round table discussion with the Transport Ministry…We are going to ask the government to remove some of the taxes. If not, the fare increment will come”, the Secretary of the GPRTU, Godfred Abulbire said in a media interview monitored by opemsuo.com.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini