30% transport fare increase only a proposal says GPRTU

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has called on the public to disregard a supposed increment in transport fares from Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

Some transport unions on Wednesday served notices of their intention to increase fares by 30%.

Although GPRTU agrees with an upward adjustment in transport fares, however, an engagement with the government and assessment of other factors are crucial for such a decision.

According to the General Secretary of GPRTU, Godfred Abulbire, their leadership has commenced processes to have such engagement with the Ministry of Transport.

He further said, fuel prices have gone up and that must be equated to fare increment. He was, however, quick to add that fuel prices are not the only component they consider when adjusting prices.

Transport fares went up by 20 percent in May.

As of May 9, 2022, when the new transport fares took effect, petrol and diesel were selling at a national average of GH¢9.41 and GH¢11.12, respectively.

At the moment, the price of petrol per litre is GH¢11 and diesel sells for over GH¢14 per litre at most pumps.

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