The Ghana Private Road Transport Union, GPRTU and the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council, GRTCC have asked its members and the public to disregard a purported increase in transport fares.
A driver association calling itself the Committed Drivers Association announced a 20 percent increase in fares effective October 29, 2018, due to the increase in the cost of fuel.
However, the GPRTU and the GRTCC, say there is no such increase in fares.
According to an Executive Member of the GPRTU Edward Hoffman, there is no justification for an increase in transport fares because there are modalities for calculating and announcing transport fare increases.
“One of the major components in increasing transport fares is to check if cumulatively the prices of fuel have increased by 10 percent. Our checks and calculations show that fuel prices have cumulatively increased by just 7 percent”.
He argued that “there is no need for increasing transport fares at this time”
The Executive Member of the GPRTU urged the general public not to accept any increases in transport fares since the GPRTU and the Ministry of Transport are the main stakeholders mandated to announce transport fare increases.
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