Ghana Transport

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has asked all its members to not increases transport fares until they receive an official communication from the leadership of the union to that effect.

Ghana Transport
Transport operators had today hinted of a hike in transport fares following the increase of petroleum products by 27% effective today.

The cost petrol, diesel, and other petroleum products were increased between 18 and 27 per cent at the pumps on Monday January 4, 2016, following the passage of the Energy Sector Levy on December 23, 2015, by Parliament.

Class News reports that the National Vice Chairman of the Ghana Private Roads Transport Union, GPRTU, Robert Sabah, has appealed to drivers not to increase fares until they receive a directive from GPRTU and the other transport operators.

“When petrol prices go up to the tune of 10 per cent and above, the GPRTU and other transport operators meet to work out the percentage increase which will be acceptable. We do not do this in isolation; we do it in conjunction with the Ministry of Transport before we are able to come out with a definite percentage increase,” he explained.

Meanwhile the Ministry of Transport, the GPRTU and other stakeholders in the transport sector are meeting to review fares in the wake of hikes in fuel prices.

Source- NewsGhana.com.gh

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