30% increment on transport fare is yet to be Finalised-GPRTU.
The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has dismissed claims suggesting a 30 per cent increment in transport fares.
The Union claims that the aforementioned percentage is a proposed increase that is pending government approval.
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The GPRTU said on Wednesday that it would be raising transportation costs by 30% as of September 21.
Samuel Amoah, a member of the GPRTU’s communication team, clarified on Joy FM’s Newsnite that the union cannot raise transportation prices without consulting the government.9
Thus, the communique was to inform the Transport Ministry of a looming upward adjustment.
And now that has been accomplished, Mr Amoah said the Union will engage the Ministry to finalise the suitable amount transport fares should be reviewed to.
“The 30 per cent increment is now a proposed one, we are yet to meet the Transport Ministry to have a deliberation on it before we finally come out.
On Wednesday, he stated in an interview, “So perhaps, it may happen that they would agree or there will be some cutbacks.”
Already, GPRTU had described as alarming the recent hikes in prices of petroleum products in the country.
Fuel prices at the local pumps shot up by about 5.4 per cent from September 1, 2022, with petrol and diesel trading at an average of ¢11.55 and ¢14.50 respectively.
At the beginning of the year, petrol and diesel were trading at an average of ¢6.9 and ¢7.0 per litre respectively.