GPRTU to meet over possible increment in transport fares

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union has hinted at plans to increase transport fares.

The Union is expected to meet and deliberate on the matter and agree on a “possible” upward adjustment of transport fares.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency, Deputy General Secretary in Charge of Operations, GPRTU, Mr Richard Yaw Amankwah, stated that members “have not seen any significant increase” in their income since the last increment in fares due to the continuous rise in fuel prices.

“It is not our doing. The situation demands it. We are also consumers. Whenever fuel prices go up, it affects our business and even though we are not happy to increase transport fares, it will go against our business if we don’t do so,” he said.

He added that the meeting was crucial because there have been “significant hikes” in fuel prices over the past few weeks.


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