Transport fares to increase again; GPRTU embarks on sensitisation drive

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Transport operators say they have begun a sensitization campaign for the public to understand the reasons why they have to increase transport fares for the third time in the year 2022.

The operators said this is to avoid a situation where they are blamed anytime transport fares are increased.

The Head of Industrial Relations for the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), Alhaji Abass Ibrahim Moro, made the revelation on Monday, June 13 on 3FM’s Sunrise hosted by Alfred Ocansey.

“We are carrying out a sensitization programme for the public before we increase. We have to make sure the public is aware of what we want to do in order for them not to blame us but we should expect transport fares to go up,” he explained.

Alhaji Moro added that “unless the unexpected happens, transport fares will be increased soon”.

“Unless maybe we wake up and hear that over GH¢12 per litre of diesel and over GH¢10 per litre of petrol has been slashed to maybe GH¢6, that is what will prevent us from increasing transport fares.”

Asked on when the increments will take place, Alhaji Moro explained that “we haven’t met to decide on the day to increase but we are meeting this week”.

“Hopefully by Friday, we shall meet and you will hear from us.”

By Kweku Antwi-Otoo|3news.com|Ghana

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