- GPRTU has stated that it will soon adjust transport fares despite the government's intervention
- It has indicated that transport fares will go up by 20 percent in the coming days
- According to them, the increment is not going to be based on the recent fuel increment
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Despite the government's intervention through the National Petroleum Authority to reduce fuel prices, some transport operators do not seem pleased.
This intervention by the government clearly does not mean anything to the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU).
It has indicated that transport fares will go up by 20 percent in the coming days.
According to them, their resolve to increase the fares still holds, despite the government’s announcement of a reduction in the price of fuel by eight pesewas per litre.
In a report filed by Citinews, the spokesperson for the association, David Agboado, says fares will still go up no matter what.
According to the GPRTU, the new fares they plan on increasing would be announced after a stakeholder meeting on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
The GPRTU indicated that they are not only looking at the fuel prices which have been reduced after being increased, but also, it would be considering various factors as well.
The General Secretary of GPRTU, Godfred Abulbire Adogma stated that the Union was advised to wait until the new fuel prices were released so that they could factor in the new prices into the transport fare hikes.
“We are looking to increase the fares because our argument doesn’t rely on the increase or decrease of fuel prices alone... we were advocating for an increase in transport fares... we were told to wait for its approval.,” the Union secretary said.
The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) earlier stated that an increase in transport fares was imminent, adding that it intended to announce the new fares after Wednesday.
In other news, President Nana Akufo-Addo says he is content with the progress his administration has made in the fight against corruption.
According to the president, his administration achieved a lot in fighting the canker despite growing concerns that he lacked credibility when it comes to fighting corruption.
He said the country has gone up several notches “since I came into office because we are dealing with these matters at the basic level.”
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