GPRTU to meet Transport Ministry today over proposed 20% fare hike - Onlinetimesgh

GPRTU to meet Transport Ministry today over proposed 20% fare hike

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) is scheduled to convene with the Transport Ministry today, April 10, 2024, to address the proposed increase in transport fares set for Saturday, April 13, 2024.

The proposed fare adjustment is in response to escalating fuel prices, as outlined by the Concerned Drivers Association and the Transport Operators of Ghana. These organizations have cited the need to raise fares to mitigate the surge in operational costs.

David Agboado, the Public Relations Officer for the Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana, affirmed in an interview with Citi News their steadfast stance on a 20% fare increment as they engage with the government.

“We are meeting with the ministry but it won’t change anything. We will still take the 20%,” Mr Agboado said, adding “This time around, whether the minister says anything or he plays the gimmicks that he keeps playing, the transport fare will be increased. The western region has started it. Parts of even Greater Accra are taking the 20%.

“So it is very welcoming news to the drivers and we have accepted it in good faith and we will take the 20%, whether GPRTU meets with the ministry, we don’t have a problem with it.”

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