Lorry fare to go up by 10-15% by May 6 as fuel prices go up - GPRTU

Lorry fare to go up by 10-15% by May 6 as fuel prices go up - GPRTU

- Fuel prices have gone up by some 4.4%

- The Industrial Relations Officer for the GPRTU in Accra, Alhaji Abass Imoro, has asked the public to expect an increment in transport fares on Thursday, May 6

- He said the decision to increase the fares is a result of fuel increment

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Since the conversation about the increment of fuel prices came up, most motorists have been ranting about the financial strain it will have on them.

Most people have argued about the fact that transportation and other prices will go up as fuel prices have gone up.

According to a report filed by 3news.com, fuel prices have gone up by some 4.4%.

Lorry fare to be increased on May 5 as fuel prices go up by 4.4 percent
Lorry fare to be increased on May 5 as fuel prices go up by 4.4 percent
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Commenting on the increment on fuel and how it affects fuel prices, the Industrial Relations Officer for the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) in the Greater Accra Region, Alhaji Abass Imoro, has asked the public to expect an increment in transport fares on Thursday, May 6.

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He said the decision to increase the transportation fares is a result of the increment in fuel prices.

Alhaji Imoro said this is the only way to ensure that transport operators survive.

“After the budget, we started planning also the way to go about it and now they have come up with the petrol, we are waiting for the road toll. It is also on the way coming. Definitely tomorrow, if God permit, our leadership will come up with very reasonable percentage [transport fares] as to how to move forward," he said.

In other news, Gary Al-Smith, a journalist at the Multimedia Group Limited (MGL), has taken activists of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to the cleaners for claiming that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is fixing the country.

Some unhappy Ghanaians on Twitter have been venting their anger over what they say is the failure on the part of successive administrations to improve the lives of the citizenry through the hashtag “Fixthecountry”.

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Tens of thousands of posts have been made on social media highlighting some of the challenges with the Ghanaian economy.

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