The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has announced it would increase transport fares by 30%.
The GPRTU says the increment is expected to take effect from Friday, May 13.
According to the union, the decision is a result of an increase in fuel prices over the last few months.
Public Relations Officer for the GPRTU Abass Imoro said efforts to reach the Transport Ministry over some concerns raised have proven futile.
“We have been forced to make a decision. We were thinking of being sympathetic. We never wanted to take this decision, but government has not cooperated with us. Fuel prices keep shooting up, we wrote to the Transport Minister about our plans to increase transport fares, but we received no feedback. We are thus going to take a decision that will help us as well.”
“We will announce the new prices by next Friday
The GPRTU had proposed that government scraps some taxes on petroleum products to help cushion drivers.
But President Akufo-Addo says the proposal cannot be done because it will cost the country Ghc4 billion to reduce taxes in fuel.