Transport operators won’t increase fares – GPRTU

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), Alhaji Ibrahim Abass Moro said has said transport operators are not going to increase fares in spite of the rise in fuel prices.

He explained that Ghanaians are already overburdened hence they won’t worsen their plight by increasing the fares.

The decision, he said was taken at a meeting held on Monday November 8

They had earlier served a notice to increase transport fares today, Tuesday, November 9, 2021, if the government failed to resolve the rising fuel prices in the country.

Prices at the pumps on Thursday, November 4, 2021, saw an increment of 10 pesewas, from the previous GHS6.80p to GHS6.90p.

Passengers and transport operators are unhappy because the government recently approved the removal of the Price Stabilization and Recovery Levies (PRSL) on petrol, diesel, and LPG for two months.

The directive should have started in November but consumers are rather seeing an upward adjustment of fuel prices in Ghana.

Reacting to the issue on Tuesday on whether or not the transport operators would increase it fares as it said last week, Abass Moro said “we  [Cargo truck drivers, articulated truck driver, long distances busses] had a marathon meeting yesterday and we came out with something successful.

“We are not going to increase transport fares. We all know the challenges in the country but there are taxes and levies that must be taken out of the petroleum products but we are not going to announce an increase in transport fare”.

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

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