Transport Ministry to meet with GPRTU on planned 20% fare increase

The Transport Ministry and the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) will meet today, April 10, 2024, to go over ideas for a possible hike in transport fares that are planned for Saturday, April 13, 2024.

According to the Transport Operators of Ghana and the Concerned Drivers Association, the proposed fare increase is a reaction to growing fuel prices. The unions declared that in order to cover the higher expenses, they would be raising fares.

As the GPRTU meets with the government, David Agboado, the Public Relations Officer for the Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana, reaffirmed that the organisation is steadfast in its demand for a 20% fare increase.

“We are meeting with the Ministry, but it won’t change anything. We will still take the 20%,” Mr Agboado said, adding “This time around, whether the minister says anything or he plays the gimmicks that he keeps playing, the transport fare will be increased. The Western Region has started it. Parts of even Greater Accra are taking the 20%.

‘’So, it is very welcoming news to the drivers and we have accepted it in good faith and we will take the 20%, whether GPRTU meets with the Ministry, we don’t have a problem with it’’.

By Eva Boamah/3news

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