Spare Parts Dealers: GPRTU Excuse Against Fare Reduction Is Propaganda
The Abossey Okai Spare Parts Dealers Association has stated that the excuse given by the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) to back their refusal to reduce transport fares is just propaganda.
The GPRTU has refused to reduce transport fares despite the recent drop in fuel prices at the pumps citing high cost of spare parts.
This has been rubbished by the spare parts dealers.
At a press conference on Thursday, the Association said, “it has come to the attention of the Abossey Okai Spare Parts Dealers Association that Ghana Transport Union (GPRTU) instead of reducing the transport fares as a result of the reduction of fuel prices has remained adamant and don’t want to do that.
“They are now attributing their failure to reduce prices of transport fares to high prices of spare parts. It is against this background that we are holding this press conference to let the Ghanaian public know that what they are saying is not true”.
According to the Association, it is implementing its tradition of slashing prices of goods ahead of Christmas festivities.
Additionally, it said that it has complied with the directive of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) to reduce prices of goods in line with the appreciation of the cedi.
Earlier this week, the spokesperson of the GPRTU, Abbas Imoro said the reduction in fuel prices was not enough to get them to reduce transport fares.
He said fares will be reduced when the prices of petrol and diesel drop to GHC10.
This morning, petrol at some pumps dropped to GHc13 per litre whereas diesel dropped to GH₵16 per litre.
The Association, therefore, urged the public to disregard the excuse of the transport union.
“We, therefore, want Ghanaians to disregard the propaganda that the GPRTU is waging as it has been its tradition over the years whenever they are called upon to reduce transport fares.”
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini