The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has disclosed that the new transport fares announced will not change despite their preparedness to meet with the government.
The union indicated that the increase in fuel prices and the government’s inability to scrap taxes on petroleum products are the reasons for the increment.
General Secretary of GPRTU, Godfred Abulbire, explained that “Even if at all he [the Transport Minister] invites us, we will go. And when we are going, we will pick up the increment build up on the fuel and other components and go there and see if we are going to talk about a 50 percent, 30 percent or even 40 percent [increment].”
“And therefore, when we get there, we will have to justify why we are going by the 20 percent,” he added.
The GPRTU has announced a 20% adjustment in transport fares although the increment is expected to be implemented on Friday, May 13, 2022.