GPRTU To Meet Government Again Over Imminent Fare Adjustments
The Ghana Private Road Transport Union, the (GPRTU) will today, Tuesday, meet with the government again over plans to increase transport fares. The meeting has also become necessary after the GPRTU indicated that it will announce a possible 40% upward adjustment in fares due to the soaring prices of petroleum products at the
various fuel pumps. Speaking to the media, the Industrial Relations Officer of the union Abass Imoro also said that discussions with the government on the Monday were inconclusive. The percentage government presented is not what we are looking for. That is the problem, so we will go and battle it out again, he said. Some users of
public transport are also unhappy about the proposed increment in transport fares. The salaries of workers have not increased in recent times, so the increment in transport fares will affect us. We are only living by the grace of God. The proposed upward adjustment is too high, said one passenger. If government is able to reduce
fuel prices, we will be okay because we are suffering too much”, another passenger appealed. Meanwhile, VIP JEOUN announced new transport fares for the travelling public effective Monday, October 24. The fare from the Accra- Kumasi which used to be GH¢85 is now GH¢100, while Accra-Sunyani will now cost GH¢130 cedis. Also, people moving from Accra to Tamale will have to pay GH¢240.