The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has urged the public to ignore a rumored increase in transportation charges beginning Wednesday, September 21, 2022.
Certain transportation unions announced a 30% hike in fares on Wednesday,
GPRTU, on the other hand, believes that, while it supports an increase in transportation fares, such a decision requires consultation with the government and consideration of other concerns.
Godfred Abulbire, General Secretary of the GPRTU, informed Citi News that their leadership has begun measures to interact with the Ministry of Transport.
“Our position is that fuel prices have risen, which must be reflected in fare increases.” However, that is not the only factor we consider when adjusting costs.”
“A committee has been formed to gather information for the report to be given to the Minister, thus we agree.” But settling on a certain margin and schedule now will cause dread and terror,” he warned.
He also lamented a significant drop in commercial road transport patronage as a result of increased transportation fares.
In May, transportation fares increased by 20%.
Petrol and diesel were selling at a national average of GH9.41 and GH11.12 as of May 9, 2022, when the new rates went into effect.
At the moment, the price of fuel per litre has surpassed GH11, while diesel costs more than GH14 per litre at most gas stations.