We deserve applauds for increasing lorry fare by just 13% despite fuel increment - GPRTU

We deserve applauds for increasing lorry fare by just 13% despite fuel increment - GPRTU

- The communications officer of the GPRTU has stated that Ghanaians need to applaud the union for increasing fares by only 13%

- Abass Ibrahim Moro said they fought the system to reduce the increment of the transport fares from 30% to 13%

- He added that they are running at a loss because they have been buying fuel at the current price for some time now and they are not making any money

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The communications officer of the GPRTU, Abass Ibrahim Moro, has stated that Ghanaians need to applaud the union for increasing fares by only 13 percent.

According to Abass Ibrahim Moro, Ghanaians need to clap for them because they fought the system to reduce the transport fares from 30% to 13%.

“I thought they were even going to clap for us... our other colleagues even came up with 30%, we asked them to take it easy, they really listened to us," he said.

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We deserve applauds for increasing lorry fare by just 13% despite fuel increment
We deserve applauds for increasing lorry fare by just 13% despite fuel increment
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He added that they are running at a loss because they have been buying fuel at the current price for some time now and they are not making any money.

"...We started buying this current price of fuel for some time now and we are not making any money, we are running at a loss,” he added, according to a Starr News report.

His comments come after some Ghanaians complained about how insensitive it was for the GPRTU to increase transport fares by 13%.

Some Ghanaians told Starr News the increment would make life difficult for them.

They lamented the new fare would cause an increase in commodities among others.

“Once transportation is increased, it goes to the ordinary commodities and the prices would also shoot up and that’s going to make life very difficult,” some Ghanaians said.

In an earlier report carried by YEN.com.gh, the Road Transport Operators in the country have increased commercial transport fares by 13 percent.

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According to a report filed by theghanareport, this is the first increase in public transport fares this year, despite the increment in fuel tariffs.

The new prices are expected to take effect from Saturday, June 5.

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