Transportation cost to go up by 10%; trotros to charge more

Transportation cost to go up by 10%; trotros to charge more

- GPRTU has announced that there would be an increment in transport fares by 10%

- The supposed increment would take effect form Monday, September 16, 2019

- The new fares would cover intra-city transportation popularly known as as Trotro, intercity or long distance trips and shared taxis

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has announced that there would be an increment in transport fares by 10%.

The supposed increment would take effect form Monday, September 16, 2019.

According to a statement from the Union, the new fares would cover intra-city transportation popularly known as Trotro, intercity or long distance trips and shared taxis.

Transportation cost to go up by 10%; trotro to charge more

Statement from Road Transport Operators Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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Explaining the basis for the increment, the union said the various components that go into the running of commercial transport services have gone up.

The last time fares were increased was in January 2018.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has hit out at the Akufo-Addo government over the recent hike in fuel prices.

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The NDC said it is insensitive on the part of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to increase prices of petroleum products.

This was contained in a statement signed by the party's National Communication Officer, Sammy Gyamfi.

“It is important to state that any discussion of fuel price hikes at this material moment cannot be divorced from the bad and insensitive policies of President Akufo-Addo," sections of the statement reads.

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